Cerro Negro (Leon, Nicaragua)

Cerro Negro volcano, Nicaragua

Volcano: Cerro Negro (see Cerro Negro at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: Cerro Negro (225 m elevation) is one of 4 very young cinder cones NW of El Hoyo-Las Pilas volcanic complex, Nicaragua, and belongs to the active Central Arnerican Volcanic Belt (CAVB), which includes a 1,100K m long chain of 41 active volcanoes from Guatemala to Panama. Ground temperature up to 707°C and visible emission of gas and steam are occurring through the main active fissures.

Point of contact for this site:
Tamsin Mather, Tamsin.Mather@earth.ox.ac.uk (Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford)

Number of measurements: 3
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Cerro Negro_1219991/12/1999 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 5, 2014
Cerro Negro_010320031/3/2003 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 10, 2020
Cerro Negro_011120061/11/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 10, 2020

Bibliographic references for this site

Salazar J.M. , P.A. Hernández, N.M. Pérez, G.Melian, J. Alvarez, F. Segura, K. Notsu, 2001,Diffuse emission of carbon dioxide from Cerro Negro volcano, Nicaragua, Central America, Geophysical Research Letters, vol.28, pp. 4275-4278

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