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Mombacho volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 05:55 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 1344 m / 4,409 ft
Nicaragua, 11.83°N / -85.97°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Mombacho volcano is an active andesitic and basaltic stratovolcano located about 10 km south of the city of Granada, west of Lake Nicaragua and a few kilometers SE of Laguna Apoyo.
A possible historic eruption occurred in 1570, when a debris avalanche destroyed a village on the south side of Mombacho volcano. There are reports of an explosion, but there is no accepted evidence that an eruption did occur.
Current activity consists of fumaroles and hot springs within the 2 collapse scarps and on the upper northern flank.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Mombacho volcano eruptions: possible eruption in 1570
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 25, 2022 5:27 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 23:27 GMT)
2.7

5 km
26 km (16 mi)
NICARAGUA
Jun 25, 2022 12:16 am (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 06:16 GMT)
2.5

136 km
58 km (36 mi)
9 Km Al Sureste De Puerto Diaz, Nicaragua
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 24, 2022 1:39 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 24, 2022 19:39 GMT)
2.6

11 km
34 km (21 mi)
9 Km Al Noreste De Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
Jun 23, 2022 10:10 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 24, 2022 04:10 GMT)
2.3

7 km
9.3 km (5.8 mi)
8 Km Al Suroeste De Granada, Nicaragua
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 2:17 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 22, 2022 20:17 GMT)
2.4

113 km
32 km (20 mi)
8 Km Al Sur De Diriamba, Nicaragua

Background

Mombacho volcano has suffered repeated edifice collapse. Flank collapse left 2 large horseshoe-shaped craters cutting the summit on the NE and southern flanks.
The collapse associated with the NE-flank scarp produced a large debris avalanche that forms an arcuate peninsula and a cluster of small islands (Las Isletas) in Lake Nicaragua.
2 small, well-preserved cinder cones are located on the volcano's lower northern flank.

Mombacho Photos

Mombacho stratovolcano, view from Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, view from Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, near Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
Mombacho stratovolcano, near Granada, Nicaragua (Photo: WNomad)
 



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