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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 imagesSentinel hub
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Momotombo volcano news & activity updates
Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): small earthquake swarm
Wednesday Dec 03, 2014 17:10 PM | BY: T
Today's earthquakes under Momotombo volcano
Time vs depth of today's quakes so far
The volcano remains restless. A small earthquake swarm started this morning under the northern flank of the volcano.
The earthquakes are small (below mag. 3) and located at 5-10 km depth.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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.
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