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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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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
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explosive
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San Cristobal volcano (Nicaragua) activity update: seismic unrest

Wednesday Jan 23, 2013 11:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismogram from San Cristobal (CRIN station, INETER)
Current seismogram from San Cristobal (CRIN station, INETER)
Previous seismogram from San Cristogal (CRIN station, INETER)
Previous seismogram from San Cristogal (CRIN station, INETER)
After a decrease yesterday, seismic activity reflecting internal unrest has increased today again.
Previous news
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
Volcanic earthquakes continue to diminish in number and amplitude. [more]
Current seismogram at CRIN station (INETER)
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
The volcano continues to show a high level of internal unrest with periods of intensified volcanic tremor within a background of continuous low-level tremor. (Earthquake-report) [more]
Current seismogram at CRIN station (INETER) showing the 4.8 quake off the west coast this morning
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
No recent ash emissions have been observed, but some volcanic tremor still indicates fluid movements inside the volcano. ... [more]
Current seismogram at CRIN station (INETER)
Sunday, Dec 30, 2012
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. [more]
Friday, Dec 28, 2012
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]

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