Volcán Azul

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.53°N
  • 83.87°W

  • 201 m
    659 ft

  • 344140
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Volcán Azul.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Volcán Azul.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Volcán Azul.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Volcán Azul. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Volcán Azul 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 Volcán Azul.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Volcán Azul.

Photo Gallery

Volcán Azul (Volcán Blue) consists of three youthful cinder cones on the jungle-covered Atlantic coastal plain of Nicaragua. The cones are located at the lower left, west of Pearl Lagoon (right-center) and south of both the Río Grande de Matagalpa (which flows from the upper left to form the small point north of Pearl Lagoon) and the Río Curinhuás (left-center), which flows into the northern end of the lagoon. The three cones, each of which have well-defined, steep-walled craters, were first noted by geologists during an aerial overflight in the 1960s.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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