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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08025

Dramatic levees flank the 1905 lava flow, which originated from the breached summit crater of Momotombo.  The flow was confined in levees on the upper 1000 m of the cone before spreading laterally at the base of the volcano.  Momotombo volcano towers to 1297 m above Lake Managua.  The young cone forming the summit largely fills and overtops a 1.1 x 1.5 km wide crater produced during a major eruption about 2700-2800 years ago. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1991.

Dramatic levees flank the 1905 lava flow, which originated from the breached summit crater of Momotombo. The flow was confined in levees on the upper 1000 m of the cone before spreading laterally at the base of the volcano. Momotombo volcano towers to 1297 m above Lake Managua. The young cone forming the summit largely fills and overtops a 1.1 x 1.5 km wide crater produced during a major eruption about 2700-2800 years ago.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1991.


Momotombo