Mombacho Volcano - John Seach

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Nicaragua

11.82 N, 85.96 W
summit elevation 1345 m
stratovolcano

Mombacho volcano is a 1,345-m-high stratovolcano located about 10 km south of the city of Granada. Lake Nicaragua is located to the east and Apoyo Caldera a few kilometers to the north-west.

On the north and south of the summit there are two collapse amphitheatres. A third avalanche deposit is located southeast of Mombacho volcano.

A lava flow which enters Lake Nicaragua forms a cluster of islands known as Las Isletas.

The area has been declared a natural park and contains 50 species of mammals, 174 species of birds, 30 of reptiles and 750 species of flora.

Mombacho Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruption of Mombacho Volcano in 1570