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Momotombo volcano
stratovolcano 1297 m / 4,255 ft
Nicaragua, 12.42°N / -86.54°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Momotombo volcano eruptions:
2015-ongoing (2016), 1918 (?), 1905, 1902, 1886-87, 1885 (?), 1882, 1878, 1870, 1858-66, 1854, 1852, 1849, 1764, 1736, 1609 (?), 1605-06, 1578, 1524
Radiocarbon-dated: 1100 ± 50 years, 800 BC ± 50 years, 2550 BC ± 300 years
Typical eruption style:
explosive, strombolian activity
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Momotombo volcano news & activity updates

Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): weekly volcanic activity report 8-14 Jul 2020

Thursday Jul 16, 2020 06:51 AM | BY: MARTIN

Momotombo volcano from satellite on 7 July (image: Sentinel 2)
Momotombo volcano from satellite on 7 July (image: Sentinel 2)
On 6 July at 06:57 local time seismic station of SINAPRED recorded a seismic swarm and 51 earthquakes on 7 July.
The largest earthquake were measured with magnitude M 2.6 at 3 km depth and located SE of the volcano beneath lake Managua.
INETER noted that the earthquakes were located along a fault and not directly related to the volcano.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 8-14 Jul 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
Moderately strong explosion at Momotombo on 26 March
A slight increase in activity occurred last week between 23-26 March, when the volcano again produced some mild to moderate explosions, some of which were strong enough to send bombs to its upper outer slopes. read all
Monday, Mar 14, 2016
Momotombo volcano's glow yesterday evening
Explosions seem to have ceased during the past week. Glow remains visible at the crater, suggesting that lava continues to be present there. ... read all
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
A spectacular explosion at Momotombo yesterday night
The eruption of the volcano continues with little visible changes: Intermittent vulcanian-type explosions of mostly small, but sometimes moderate size continue to occur at rates of 1-2 per day (on average), the stronger ones showering the upper flanks of the cone with incandescent material and producing ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the summit. ... read all
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
Explosion at Momotombo this morning
Two moderately strong explosions occurred during the past 24 hours at the volcano, covering the upper slopes of the cone with fresh lava bombs and producing ash plumes that rose approx 2 km. read all

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