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Granada

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  • Nicaragua
  • México and Central America
  • Fissure vent(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 11.92°N
  • 85.98°W

  • 300 m
    984 ft

  • 344101
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Granada.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Granada.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Granada. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Granada page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Granada.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Granada.

Photo Gallery

A quarry exposes bedded oxidized scoria layers in a cinder cone of the fissure-fed Granada alignment. The cone was constructed along a semi-arcuate, N-S-trending fracture located between the city of Granada and the northern flanks of Mombacho volcano, east of the rim of Apoyo caldera. The lineament is also known as the La Joya alignment, after the explosion craters located SW of Granada. The alignment originated about 12,000 years ago, and its latest eruptions may have occurred as recently as about 2000 years ago.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Two major scarps cutting Mombacho volcano (left-center) were the sources of major debris avalanches. The arcuate peninsula and island chain extending into Lake Nicaragua (known as Las Isletas or Isletas de Granada) was produced by collapse of Mombacho to the NE. The island at the right is Zapatera, a small shield volcano and maar complex. The lake at the far left fills late-Pleistocene Apoyo caldera, and the roughly N-S-trending Granada cinder cone alignment lies NNW of Mombacho and east of Lake Apoyo in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the upper left).

NASA Space Shuttle image STS081-742-25, 1997 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Malacatoya
Publisher: INETER, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Terriroriales
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Malacatoya
Title: Granada
Publisher: INETER, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Terriroriales
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Granada
Title: Masaya
Publisher: IGN
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1973
Series: E752
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Masaya
Title: Las Mercedes
Publisher: IGN
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1973
Series: E752
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Las Mercedes
Title: Granada
Publisher: IGN-Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1972
Series: E752
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Granada
Title: Managua
Publisher: US Defense Mapping Agency (Topographic Center)
Country: Nicaragua / Honduras
Year: 1972
Series: 1501
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Managua
Title: Matagalpa
Publisher: US Defense Mapping Agency (Topographic Center)
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: 1501
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Matagalpa
Title: Masaya
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Masaya
Title: Managua
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Managua
Title: Granada
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Granada
Title: Boaco
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Boaco
Title: Lago De Nicaragua
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Nicaragua/Costa Rica
Year: 1959
Series: AMS 1301
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Lago De Nicaragua
Title: Managua
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1934
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Managua
Title: Jinotepe
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1930
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Jinotepe
Title: Granada
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Nicaragua / Costa Rica
Year: 1930
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Granada
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Granada in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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