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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 (Nicaragua): earthquake swarm

Tuesday May 27, 2014 16:36 PM | BY: T

Map of recent earthquakes at Momotombo volcano
Map of recent earthquakes at Momotombo volcano
Seismic signal at Momotombo on Sunday (MOMN station, INETER)
Seismic signal at Momotombo on Sunday (MOMN station, INETER)
A strong swarm of earthquakes occurred at shallow (1-10 km) depths beneath the southern flank of the volcano during Sunday-Monday. The largest quake was a magnitude 4.1 event.
While the quakes could be related to magmatic intrusions, they more likely represent aftershocks from April's twin M6 earthquakes.
Previous news

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
INETER reported that the shore of Lake Managua retreated in some areas close to the epicenters of the recent earthquakes. Residents from the area Xiloá-Apoyeque, located about 2 km east of Comarca el Marañonal (at km 17 on the Xiloá highway) observed that the beach retreated for 16 meters on a strech of 500 m length. ... [more]
Current seismic signal at Momotombo volcano (MOMN station, INETER)
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014
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. ... [more]
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]

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