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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 activity
Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Momotombo volcano news & activity updates
Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): new magmatic eruption with lava fountaining
Wednesday Dec 02, 2015 17:21 PM | BY: T
Lava fountains and ash plume from Momotombo volcano this morning (image: Canal6Nicaragua)
As this morning's webcam images already had suggested, a new fully-blown magmatic eruption is now in progress at the volcano: pulsating lava fountains (or continuous, strong strombolian activity) feed a new lava flow that slowly descends on the NE side of the volcano, and a dense ash plume that rises approx. 2-2.5 km above the volcano and drifts NW.
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015
It seems that the volcano continues to erupt and might have been intensifying its activity with now near-continuous explosions. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
A series of at least 4 small explosions occurred at the volcano this morning, at 07:49, 08:17, 08:42, and 08:55 local time. The eruptions, in particular the last and largest one, produced steam and ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km from the summit. ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
The volcano remains restless. A small earthquake swarm started this morning under the northern flank of the volcano. ... [more]
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. ... [more]
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]
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