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stratovolcano 1297 m / 4,255 ft
Nicaragua, 12.42°N / -86.54°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Momotombo webcams / live data
| ReportsMomotombo volcano booksMomotombo 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 activityLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
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)
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.
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. ...
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]
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]
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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