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Masaya volcano
caldera 635 m / 2,083 ft
Nicaragua, 11.98°N / -86.16°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Masaya volcano eruptions:
2012, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 (?), 2003, 2001, 1999-2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1993-94, 1989, 1987, 1965-85, 1948, 1946-47, 1925, 1919-24, 1918, 1913, 1906, 1904, 1902-03, 1858-59, 1858 (?), 1856-57, 1853, 1852, 1772, 1670, 1613 (?), 1586, 1570, 1551, 1524-44
Tephrochronology and radiocarbon-dated: 150 AD, 170 BC ± 100 years, 4050 BC
Typical eruption style:
effusive, sometimes lava lakes, strombolian activity
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Masaya volcano news & activity updates

Masaya volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EMS OF VA ACCOMPANIED BY GAS AND STEAM

Thursday Jan 05, 2017 14:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 14:13 UTC, 05/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170105/1410Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: MASAYA
344100
PSN: N1158 W08609

AREA: NICARAGUA

SUMMIT ELEV: 2083 FT [635
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO
WEB
CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EMS OF VA ACCOMPANIED BY GAS
AND STEAM
OBS

OBS VA DTG: 05/1315Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL100 N1159 W08611 - N1157
W08610
- N1117 W08717 - N1131 W08725 - N1159 W08611 MOV
W 10KT

FCST VA
CLD +6HR: 05/1930Z SFC/FL100 N1159 W08611
- N1156 W08610 - N1117
W08717 - N1132 W08726 -
N1159 W08611

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/0130Z
SFC/FL100 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/0730Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0
CONFIDENCE HIGH. EMS OF VA ACCOMPANIED
BY GAS AND STEAM OBS. GFS MODEL
INDICATES STEADY
WINDS OUT OF THE NE. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20170105/2015Z

Previous news
Thursday, Nov 03, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
The active lava lake of Masaya this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016
The lava lake in the Santiago crater remains active, but has dropped a bit recently. [more]
Masaya's lava lake this morning (INETER crater webcam)
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
The lava lake remains active with little changes overall during the past weeks. Authorities have again closed public access to the crater rim. [more]
Friday, May 06, 2016
INETER reported that during 27 April-3 May gas emissions at Masaya's Santiago crater were at low-to-moderate levels. ... [more]
View of Masaya's lava lake this afternoon (INETER crater webcam)
Friday, Apr 22, 2016
The lava lake in the volcano's summit crater continues to be very active and its level has risen a bit during the past days, INETER reports. ... [more]

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