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Volcán Azul

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  • Nicaragua
  • México and Central America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.549°N
  • 83.968°W

  • 203 m
    666 ft

  • 344140
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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

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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 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 Landsat 7 image (worldwind.arc.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: Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua
Publisher: INETER, Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Terriroriales
Country: Nicaragua
Year: 1995
Series: Mapa geologico
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Mapa Geologico Minero de La Republica de Nicaragua

Title: West Indies: The Making of America
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Country: W Indies
Year: 1987
Series: National Geographic
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:4,395
Map of West Indies: The Making of America

Title: Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea
Publisher: AAPG, Williams & Heintz Map Corp.
Country: US/ C.Am/ S.Am
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:3,289
Map of Bath of Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea

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: Panama
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: Panama
Year: 1959
Series: AMS 1301
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Panama
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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