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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: PSBL EM ARND 21/0715Z

Saturday Jan 21, 2017 08:45 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 08:38 UTC, 21/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170121/0836Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: MASAYA 344100
PSN: N1158 W08609

AREA: NICARAGUA

SUMMIT ELEV: 2083 FT [635 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/003

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. SEISMIC
DETECTION.

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL EM ARND 21/0715Z

OBS VA DTG: 21/0745Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL050 N1212 W08616 - N1159 W08608
- N1158 W08611 - N1209 W08622 - N1212 W08616 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/1400Z SFC/FL050 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/2000Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0200Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. STLT IMAGERY SUGGESTED A
PSBL EM HAS RESULTED IN LGT VA EXT 13 NM NW OF
THE SUMMIT. ANOMALY IN STLT CORRESPONDED TO
SEISMIC EVENT. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170121/1430Z

Previous news
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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