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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 news & activity updates

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Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 10:03
Current seismogram at CRIN station (INETER)
Activity has calmed down since 11 am on 28 Dec and not produced any new explosions during the second half of the day, but resumed yesterday with some weak ash emissions. Ineter reports continuing degassing but at lower intensity and also lower seismic activity. It is not clear yet if this marks already the end of the current episode or only a temporary break.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012, 11:05
Mild but frequent ash venting continues from San Cristobal and the ash is increasingly impacting the local communities. According to the newspaper El Nuevo Diario, almost 300 people have evacuated their homes voluntarily, only 68 more were evacuated by Civil protection and transferred to relatives or constructed shelters ("albergues"). Currently, there are still about 200 families who refused evacuation despite the insistence of authorities and in some villages even the church, and are now at risk from ash and gas. In addition, Civil Protection has a list of other 400 people to be evacuated if the eruption intensifies. ...more [read all]
Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 11:05
Ash emission from San Cristobal (image: SINAPRED)
The series of small ash explosions starting on 25 Dec at around 20h00 local time continued throughout the night and increased in intensity during the morning of 26 Dec. Activity decreased around noon yesterday, but resumed again in the afternoon with 4 more explosions between 13:25 - 16:11 h local time at intervals of 20-60 minutes, accompanied by strong pulses of tremor. ...more [read all]
Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 12:29
This morning's seismic signal (CRIN station, INETER) showing continuous tremor
New eruptive activity has been reported from San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua. It appears that small ash emissions started late in the evening of 25 Dec (local time). Plumes reach 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude VAAC Washington reports. ...more
Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 12:05
Seismogram nn 19 Dec 2012 at CRIN station (INETER)
Banded volcanic tremor has reappeared on the seismic recording.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 07:07
Tremor signals on seismic recording on 14 Nov (CRIN station, INETER)
Some tremor has been appearing periodically on the seismic recordings from San Cristobal in recent days.
Current seismogram at CRIN station (INETER)
Wed, 3 Oct 2012, 10:05
Current seismogram from San Cristobal (CRIN station, INETER)
Earthquakes and long-period events are frequent on the seismic recording, but there are no reports of new activity.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:05
Current seismic signal from CRIN station (INETER)
Seismic activity at the volcano seems to be decreasing, although a few earthquakes still occur. INETER has not published any reports since 16 Sep, suggesting that not much activity is happening.
Sat, 22 Sep 2012, 09:46
Seismic signal on 21 Sep (CRIN station, INETER)
A number of volcanic quakes and long-period events can be seen on the seismic recordings during the past days, but there have not been any reports of new activity.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012, 10:05
Current seismic signal from CRIN station (INETER)
The volcano has been calm the past days. On the seismogram, few weak quakes and long period events are visible.

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