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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

Sat, 5 Dec 2015, 08:23
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.
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 17:21
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. read all
Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 07:49
Momotombo webcam image this morning
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
Eruption of Momotombo volcano this morning (from TN8 Nicaragua video)
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
Today's earthquakes under Momotombo volcano
The volcano remains restless. A small earthquake swarm started this morning under the northern flank of the volcano. read all
Tue, 27 May 2014, 16:36
Map of recent earthquakes at Momotombo volcano
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. read all
 

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