Cerro el Ciguatepe

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.53°N
  • 86.142°W

  • 603 m
    1978 ft

  • 344132
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cerro el Ciguatepe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Cerro el Ciguatepe.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Cerro el Ciguatepe.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Cerro el Ciguatepe.

Photo Gallery


The small circular volcano at the center of this NASA Landsat image east (right) of the Río Pacora (left of center) is Cerro el Ciguatepe. This volcano lies in the Nicaraguan interior highlands, east of yellow-colored Lake Managua (lower left). A prominent breach can be seen in the SW wall of the well-preserved 1.5-km-wide crater. A small lava flow extends a short distance beyond the base of the cone through the breach, and a blocky plug dome was emplaced in the center of the crater. The dark-colored lake at the upper right is Laguna Moyua.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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The stratovolcano at the lower center of this radar image is Cerro el Ciguatepe, one of several Quaternary volcanoes that lie in the Nicaraguan interior highlands. A well-preserved 1.5-km-wide crater is breached to the SW and partially filled by a blocky plug dome. The steep-sided stratovolcano was constructed at the boundary of flat-lying Tertiary ignimbrite deposits and fault-blocks bordering the Nicaraguan depression.

Radar image, 1971 (courtesy of Jaime Incer).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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