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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 vulcanian explosions

Wednesday Mar 02, 2016 10:27 AM | BY: T

Explosion at Momotombo this morning
Explosion at Momotombo this morning
Eruption from yesterday morning
Eruption from yesterday morning
Two moderately strong explosions occurred during the past 24 hours at the volcano, covering the upper slopes of the cone with fresh lava bombs and producing ash plumes that rose approx 2 km.
This followed a period of calmer activity that had lasted a few days.
Previous news
Small explosion from Momotombo yesterday
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
Activity continues, but has been less vigorous during the past two days. A small explosion occurred yesterday morning. Incandescence remains visible at the crater at night. [more]
Eruption of Momotombo volcano last week (21 Feb, image: Richard Roscoe)
Monday, Feb 29, 2016
The volcano continues to produce on average 2-3 vulcanian-type explosions per day. Some of them seem to generate small pyroclastic flows. ... [more]
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]
 

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