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Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 March-16 March 2021 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 10 Mar 2021, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
The Washington VAAC reported that on 14 March a possible ash emission was visible in webcam and satellite data just above Momotombo. Ash was not visible in a subsequent satellite image captured around six hours later.

Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2021. Report on Momotombo. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 10 March-16 March 2021. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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On 6 July at 06:57 local time seismic station of SINAPRED recorded a seismic swarm and 51 earthquakes on 7 July. ... 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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