Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Momotombo
Momotombo is a young, 1297-m-high stratovolcano that rises prominently above the NW shore of Lake Managua, forming one of Nicaragua's most familiar landmarks. Seen here from the SW, Momotombo began growing about 4500 years ago and consists of a somma from an older edifice that is surmounted by a younger cone with a 150 x 250 m crater. Young lava flows from Momotombo have flowed down the NW flank into an unnamed, 4-km-wide caldera. Momotombo has a long record of strombolian eruptions, with occasional larger explosive activity. Photo by Jaime Incer.
Volcano Number:344090
Volcano Name:Momotombo
Country:Nicaragua
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2016
Elevation:1270m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:100
Pop. within 10km:1851
Pop. within 30km:98583
Pop. within 100km:3569021
Latitude:12.423
Longitude:-86.539



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
344090 Momotombo 10983 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2550
344090 Momotombo 10984 Confirmed Eruption 4 + Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -800
344090 Momotombo 10985 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 1100
344090 Momotombo 10986 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1524
344090 Momotombo 10987 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1578
344090 Momotombo 10988 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 1605 1606
344090 Momotombo 10989 Uncertain Eruption 1609
344090 Momotombo 10990 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1736
344090 Momotombo 10991 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1764
344090 Momotombo 10992 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1849
344090 Momotombo 10993 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1852
344090 Momotombo 10994 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1854 1854
344090 Momotombo 10995 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1858 1866
344090 Momotombo 10996 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1870
344090 Momotombo 10997 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1878/10/14
344090 Momotombo 10998 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1882/9/9
344090 Momotombo 10999 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? 1885
344090 Momotombo 11000 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1886/5/19 1887
344090 Momotombo 11001 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1902/3/31
344090 Momotombo 11002 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1905/1/16 1905/1/21
344090 Momotombo 11003 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 1918/4/16
344090 Momotombo 22107 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2015/12/1 2016/4/7
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
294 1.5 2015/12/02 2015/12/02


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