San Cristobal (Chinandega, Nicaragua)

Nicaragua's San Cristóbal volcano rises 5,840 feet.

Volcano: San Cristobal (see San Cristobal at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Volcán San Cristóbal is the highest volcano in Nicaragua at 1,745 m. Located near to the northwest corner of the country, it forms a majestic backdrop to the city of Chichigalpa, Chinandega. It is also among the most active volcanos in Nicaragua, erupting frequently. San Cristóbal remains quite active, continuously expelling copious amounts of gas and smoke. As recent as September 2009, it was reported that ash was falling in nearby towns.In September 2012 it erupted again, spewing ash up to four kilometres (2.5 miles) into the atmosphere, resulting in the evacuation of around 3000 people in the surrounding area. A further eruption took place, starting on the 25th of December 2012 and continuing into 2013, causing the evacuation of hundreds of locals.

Point of contact for this site:
Tamsin Mather, (Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford)

Number of measurements: 2
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
San Cristobal_1504201315/4/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 2, 2014
SanCristóbal_1104201311/4/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 13, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Robidoux P. , A. Aiuppa, V. Conde, B. Galle, G. Giudice, G. Avard, A. Muñoz, 2014,First volcanic CO2 budget estimate for three atively degassing volcanoes in the Central American Volcanic Arc , EGU General Assembly_Abstract,

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