Granada

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  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
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  • Unknown
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  • 11.92°N
  • 85.98°W

  • 300 m
    984 ft

  • 344101
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Granada. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Navarro M, 1998. . (pers. comm.).

Sussman D, 1985. Apoyo Caldera, Nicaragua: a major Quaternary silicic eruptive center. J Volc Geotherm Res, 24: 249-282.

van Wyk de Vries B, 1993. Tectonics and magma evolution of Nicaraguan volcanic systems. Unpublished PhD thesis, Open Univ, Milton Keynes, 328 p.

Walker J A, 1984. Volcanic rocks from the Nejapa and Granada cinder cone alignments, Nicaragua, Central America. J Petr, 25: 299-342.

A semi-arcuate, N-S-trending fissure located between the city of Granada and the eastern rim of Apoyo caldera was the source of the Granada alignment of small cinder cones and craters. The lineament (also known as the La Joya alignment after La Joya explosions craters SW of Granada) cuts across the flanks of Apoyo caldera only 2 km from its rim. However, the Granada alignment is structurally distinct from the caldera and is analogous to the Nejapa-Miraflores alignment north of Masaya volcano. The lineament extends from north of Granada to the northern flanks of Mombacho volcano and is characterized by the eruption of basaltic lavas and tephras compositionally similar to mid-ocean ridge basalts. A series of interconnecting collapse-explosion pits similar to those at Nejapa-Miraflores lies immediately east of the Granada cinder cone alignment. The Granada lineament originated about 12,000 years ago, and the latest eruptions may have occurred as recently as about 2000 years ago.