Cerro el Ciguatepe

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  • 12.53°N
  • 86.142°W

  • 603 m
    1978 ft

  • 344132
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Cerro el Ciguatepe. 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.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

McBirney A R, Williams H, 1965. Volcanic history of Nicaragua. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 55: 1-65.

Parsons Corporation, 1972. The Geology of Western Nicaragua. Nicaragua Tax Improvement and Natural Resources Inventory Project, Final Technical Rpt, v. IV.

van Wyk de Vries B, 1999. . (pers. comm.).

Cerro el Ciguatepe is one of several Quaternary volcanoes that lie in the Nicaraguan interior highlands, east of the Nicaraguan depression. The steep-sided stratovolcano was constructed east of the Río Pacora, NE of Lake Managua at the boundary of the flat-lying Tertiary ignimbrite deposits with the fault-blocks bordering the Nicaraguan depression. A small lava flow extends a short distance beyond the base of the cone through a breach in the SW wall of the well-preserved 1.5-km-wide crater. A blocky plug dome occupies the center of the crater. The relatively well-preserved Cerro el Ciguatepe cone is morphologically similar to the youthful cones of the Nejapa alignment (van Wyk de Vries 1999, pers. comm.) and may be of Holocene age.