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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

Continuing earthquake swarm at Momotombo and Apoyeque volcanoes (Nicaragua)

Sunday Apr 13, 2014 08:19 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Earthquakes >mag 3 between Momotombo (ul) and Apoyeque (lr) volcanoes during the past 48 hours
Earthquakes >mag 3 between Momotombo (ul) and Apoyeque (lr) volcanoes during the past 48 hours
Depth vs time of earthquakes near Apoyeque
Depth vs time of earthquakes near Apoyeque
Seismicity in the volcanic chain between Momotombo and Apoyeque volcanoes remains high. Dozends of shallow earthquakes in the magnitude 3-5 range have been occurring daily in a cluster SE of Momotombo and near Apoyeque.
There are no reports of unusual activity at either volcano.
Previous news
Recent earthquakes near Momotombo volcano (past 24 hours)
Friday, Apr 11, 2014
A shallow magnitude 6 earthquake occurred last evening 15 km NE from Momotombo volcano, followed by ongoing numerous aftershocks in the area east of the volcano, as well as near Apoyeque volcano on the peninsula in Lake Managua to the SE. ... [more]
Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Friday, Nov 08, 2013
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. [more]
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]

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