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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): new explosion yesterday

Tuesday Feb 16, 2016 09:05 AM | BY: T

Eruption of Momotombo yesterday
Eruption of Momotombo yesterday
Crater glow this morning and bush fires from volcanic bombs of yesterday's eruption
Crater glow this morning and bush fires from volcanic bombs of yesterday's eruption
Another moderately strong explosion occurred from the summit crater yesterday 13:08 local time, ejecting an ash plume that rose approx. 1000 m and many incandescent bombs that ignited bush fires on the upper flank of the volcano.
Bright glow at the crater at night suggests that new magma has present there.
Previous news
Momotombo's eruption with pyroclastic flow yesterday
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
Another explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday at 10:40 local time. It produced a pyroclastic flow that descended the NE flank through the prominent ravine that also had channeled the recent lava flow from 2015. ... [more]
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
Two relatively small explosions occurred yesterday at the volcano, one at around 02:20 and another at 11:15 local time. ... [more]
Eruption of Momotombo yesterday (INETER webcam)
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
A strong vulcanian explosion occurred yesterday at 12:10 local time at the volcano. An ash plume rose approx. 3 km from the summit and generated a small pyroclastic flow. [more]
The cone of Momotombo volcano covered by glowing bombs from this morning's eruption
Sunday, Jan 03, 2016
A strong explosion occurred this morning at 04:22 local time at the volcano, covering much of the summit cone with incandescent ejecta. ... [more]
Momotombo volcano last night
Saturday, Dec 05, 2015
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. ... [more]
 

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