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Nicaragua Volcano Information Page

Volcano Information:

Name: Cerro Negro (Black Hills)
Country: Nicaragua
Latitude: 12.51 North
Longitude: 86.70 West
Summit Height: 675 M (2215 Feet)
Smithsonian Number: 1404-07
Type of Volcano: Cinder Cones
Name: Masaya
Country: Nicaragua
Latitude: 11.98 North
Longitude: 86.16 West
Summit Height: 635 M (2083 Feet)
Smithsonian Number: 1404-10
Type of Volcano: Caldera


Name: San Cristobal
Country: Nicaragua
Latitude: 12.70 North
Longitude: 87.00 West
Summit Height: 1745 M (5725 Feet)
Smithsonian Number: 1404-02
Type of Volcano: Stratovolc
Name: Telica
Country: Nicaragua
Latitude: 12.60 North
Longitude: 86.85 West
Summit Height: 1061M (3,481 Feet)
Smithsonian Number: 1404-04
Type of Volcano: Stratovolc


Volcano Links:

Washington VAAC Archived Advisories where Available:
Cerro Negro (current archive)
  • 1999
  • Masaya (current archive)
  • 1999; 2000; 2001; 2003; 2004
  • San Cristobal (current archive)
  • 1999; 2000; 2001; 2002
  • Telica (current archive)

    (Click on the volcano name,
    for Advisories within the last 15 days.)

    Additional Links:
    Smithsonian Global Volcano Program
  • Cerro Negro
  • Masaya
  • San Cristobal
  • Telica
  • Nicaragua Volcano Web Cameras

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