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Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 February-16 February 2016 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 10 Feb 2016, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
INETER reported moderate levels of gas emissions at Momotombo on 10 February; volcanic tremor and gas emissions increased to moderate-to-high levels the next day. An explosion on 12 February produced small ash emissions and ejected incandescent material onto the N and SE flanks. An explosion at 1305 on 15 February generated an ash plume that rose 2 km above the crater and ejected incandescent tephra onto the N and NE flanks.

Source: Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Momotombo. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 February-16 February 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 3 Feb 2016, 06:00

Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 3 February-9 February 2016 (Continuing Activity)

INETER reported that during 4-5 and 7-8 February both RSAM values at Momotombo were low to moderate and emissions were at moderate levels. ... Read all
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Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 27 January-2 February 2016 (Continuing Activity)

INETER reported that during 26-29 January RSAM values at Momotombo were at low to moderate levels, and gas emissions were at moderate levels. Crater incandescence from high-temperature gas emissions was observed at night during 26-27 January. A Strombolian explosion at 0344 on 30 January ejected tephra onto the E, NE, N, and NW flanks, and produced gas emissions. ... Read all
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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) 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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