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stratovolcano 1297 m / 4,255 ft
Nicaragua, 12.42°N / -86.54°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Momotombo webcams / live data
| ReportsMomotombo volcano booksMomotombo 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 activityLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Momotombo volcano news & activity updates
Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua) new series of explosions
Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 16:30 PM | BY: T
Moderately strong explosion at Momotombo on 26 March
A slight increase in activity occurred last week between 23-26 March, when the volcano again produced some mild to moderate explosions, some of which were strong enough to send bombs to its upper outer slopes.
During the past days, activity has again been calmer, although crater glow continues to tell the presence of fresh lava in the summit crater.
Monday, Mar 14, 2016
Explosions seem to have ceased during the past week. Glow remains visible at the crater, suggesting that lava continues to be present there. [more]
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
The eruption of the volcano continues with little visible changes: Intermittent vulcanian-type explosions of mostly small, but sometimes moderate size continue to occur at rates of 1-2 per day (on average), the stronger ones showering the upper flanks of the cone with incandescent material and producing ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the summit. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]
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]
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