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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 update

Wednesday Feb 24, 2016 10:25 AM | BY: T
Glow from Momotombo's summit crater this morning
Glow from Momotombo's summit crater this morning
Activity has been calmer during the past two days. No new significant explosions occurred in the interval, but incandescence remains visible at the summit crater, indicating small extrusive activity continues.
Previous news
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
Eruption of Momotombo volcano yesterday
Activity has been a bit quieter over the past days, but the volcano continues to produce a few (on average two per day) mild to moderate explosions. ... read all
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
Eruption of Momotombo this morning
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. ... read all
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Eruption of Momotombo yesterday
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. read all
Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
Momotombo's eruption with pyroclastic flow yesterday
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. ... read all
Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
Two relatively small explosions occurred yesterday at the volcano, one at around 02:20 and another at 11:15 local time. ... read all
 

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