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Cerro el Ciguatepe

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  • Nicaragua
  • México and Central America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.53°N
  • 86.142°W

  • 603 m
    1978 ft

  • 344132
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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

Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Cerro el Ciguatepe.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available 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)
See title for photo information.
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).
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: 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: Esteli
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Esteli
Title: Esteli
Publisher: DGC-Managua, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1971
Series: Side-looking radar image
Map Type: Photo (Radar)
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Esteli
Title: Nacaome
Publisher: Geographic Branch (G2) General Staff U. S. A.
Country: Sal / Hon / Nic
Year: 1934
Series: 107
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Nacaome
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
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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