Momotombo volcano news & activity updates
Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): mild strombolian activity continues
Sat, 5 Dec 2015, 08:2308:23 AM | BY: T
Activity at the volcano continues, but at lower intensity than during the first days of the new eruption. Strombolian explosions at the summit crater accompany the emission of a steam-ash plume rising up to approx. 1000 m, an possibly still continued, but very weak lava flow extrusion.
Momotombo volcano last night
After the more vigorous onset of the eruption on 2 Dec, the new lava flow had reached the base of the summit cone by next morning, where it had branched into two lobes.
Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 17:21
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. read all
Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 07:49
It seems that the volcano continues to erupt and might have been intensifying its activity with now near-continuous explosions. read all
Tue, 1 Dec 2015, 17:36
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. ... read all
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 17:10
The volcano remains restless. A small earthquake swarm started this morning under the northern flank of the volcano. read all