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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): shallow 3.8 earthquake

Friday Aug 30, 2013 10:13 AM | BY: T

Location of yesterday's earthquake under Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua
Location of yesterday's earthquake under Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua
Seismic signal yesterday evening (MOMN station, INETER)
Seismic signal yesterday evening (MOMN station, INETER)
A swarm of quakes including a shallow magnitude 3.8 felt earthquake occurred yesterday morning (16:38 GMT) at 3.5 km depth under the NW flank of the volcano. There are no reports of other unusual activity at the volcano.
Previous news
Tuesday, Jul 09, 2013
Seismic activity has decreased again during the past days with fewer earthquakes. [more]
Recent earthquakes near Momotombo volcano
Friday, Jul 05, 2013
Shallow, possibly volcanic earthquakes continue to occur frequently in two areas near Momotombo volcano: the first cluster is located under the SE slope under the the shoreline of Lago de Nicaragua, the second at about 2-3 km depth 10 km to the NW near the older volcanic El Hoyo. volcanic complex. [more]
Seismic recording from Momotombo volcano yesterday (MOMN station, INETER)
Tuesday, Jul 02, 2013
A seismic swarm has been occurring at the volcano during the past 24 hours, including a magnitude 3.0 earthquake yesterday. This could indicate a magmatic intrusion happening at depth, but so far, no unusual surface activity has been noted. ... [more]
Yesterday's seismic recording from Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Thursday, Mar 07, 2013
Some seismic unrest has been going on at the volcano. Local and volcanic earthquakes as well as what seem to be long-period events (corresponding to fluid movements) have been increased recently. [more]

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