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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 (Nicaragua): continuing vulcanian explosions

Monday Feb 29, 2016 09:35 AM | BY: T

Eruption of Momotombo volcano last week (21 Feb, image: Richard Roscoe)
Eruption of Momotombo volcano last week (21 Feb, image: Richard Roscoe)
Eruption yesterday evening
Eruption yesterday evening
The volcano continues to produce on average 2-3 vulcanian-type explosions per day. Some of them seem to generate small pyroclastic flows.
Don't miss out the spectacular video our friend Richard Roscoe (www.photovolcanica.com) took last week (attached picture):
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Previous news
Glow from Momotombo's summit crater this morning
Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016
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. [more]
Eruption of Momotombo volcano yesterday
Monday, Feb 22, 2016
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. [more]
Eruption of Momotombo this morning
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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