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San Cristobal volcano
stratovolcano 1745 m / 5,725 ft
Nicaragua, 12.7°N / -87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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San Cristobal volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2012, 2010-11, 2010, 2009, 2008 (Nov), 2008 (Aug), 2007, 2005-06, 2003-04, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999-2000, 1997,1987 (?), 1985 (?), 1977, 1976 (Aug), 1976 (Mar), 1971, 1685, 1684, 1680, 1613 (?), 1528 ± 1 year
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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San Cristobal volcano (Nicaragua) activity update: sporadic explosions

Friday Sep 14, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal CRIN station (INETER)
Current seismic signal CRIN station (INETER)
San Cristóbal has intermittent weak explosions, such as early on 13 Sep at 02:11 local time, when a seismic explosion signal was recorded.
The SO2 output, measured as 1360 tonnes/day remains at elevated levels comparable to Saturday 8 Sep. INETER reports 8 microquakes during the past 12 hours and an increased tremor signal in its latest report from last evening,. Weak steaming could be observed this morning.
Previous news
Seismic signal on 12 Sep (CRIN station, INETER)
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
A new moderate explosion occurred on the evening of 11 Sep shortly before 20h00, INETER reports. Seismic activity remains elevated. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
3 small explosions occurred yesterday afternoon (at 3:33, 3:35 and 3:36 p.m.) and produced small steam and ash clouds rising 300 m above the crater. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
After the explosion on 08 September, San Cristobal remained quiet and there is only low-energy microseismicity, and weak steaming at the moment, creating a plume of 250-300 m above the crater. ... [more]
Ash fall map of the 8 Sep eruption (INETER)
Monday, Sep 10, 2012
The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Ineter) reports in its latest statement from last night that after 3 explosions on 8 Sep, San Cristobal volcano has been relatively quiet. SO2 measurements made yesterday indicate a flux of up 3.221 tons per day, which is well above normal levels and suggests that new explosions should be expected. ... [more]

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