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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

Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): mild strombolian activity continues

Saturday Dec 05, 2015 08:23 AM | BY: T

Momotombo volcano last night
Momotombo volcano last night
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.
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.
Previous news
Lava fountains and ash plume from Momotombo volcano this morning (image: Canal6Nicaragua)
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015
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. ... [more]
Momotombo webcam image this morning
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]
Eruption of Momotombo volcano this morning (from TN8 Nicaragua video)
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]
Today's earthquakes under Momotombo volcano
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
The volcano remains restless. A small earthquake swarm started this morning under the northern flank of the volcano. ... [more]
Map of recent earthquakes at Momotombo volcano
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]

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