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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): activity picks up

Friday Feb 19, 2016 16:52 PM | BY: T

Eruption of Momotombo this morning
Eruption of Momotombo this morning
A strong explosion on Wednesday evening showers the cone with glowing bombs
A strong explosion on Wednesday evening showers the cone with glowing bombs
Activity at the volcano has been increasing. During the past days, explosions have become frequent, with intervals of only few hours. The largest on Wednesday evening at 20:50 local time showered almost the cone with incandescent ejecta and produced ash plumes up to 1 km tall. Unconfirmed reports suggest that some of the eruptions also have produced small pyroclastic flows.
Mild ash fall was reported in the communities of La Concha, Matuzán, Boca de Cántaro, Flor de la Piedra and Puerto Momotombo.
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INET) reported that microseismic activity remains high, suggesting that more eruptions are likely to occur in the near future.
Previous news
Eruption of Momotombo yesterday
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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