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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) activity update

Friday Nov 08, 2013 07:31 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
A small seismic swarm occurred at the volcano today. A cluster of small earthquakes of magnitudes around 1 were detected on 6 Nov under the southern flank.
Previous news
Depth vs time of earthquakes at Momotombo volcano
Friday, Sep 06, 2013
The intense swarm of shallow earthquakes under the volcano's SE flank seems to have more or less ended. If it was caused by an intrusion of magma, it has (as in most cases) not lead to an eruption although a second swarm could restart at any time. ... [more]
Seismic recording from Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Sunday, Sep 01, 2013
The earthquake crisis has intensified today and developed into a swarm of shallow (around 5 km depth) earthquakes SE of the volcano. INETER reported already more than 30 quakes between magnitude 1-3 today. ... [more]
Location of yesterday's earthquake under Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua
Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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