Volcán Azul

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  • 12.53°N
  • 83.87°W

  • 201 m
    659 ft

  • 344140
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Volcán Azul. 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.

Janousek V, Erban V, Holub F V, Magna V T, Bellon H, Mlcoch B, Wiechert U, Rapprich V, 2010. Geochemistry and genesis of behind-arc basaltic lavas from eastern Nicaragua. J Volc Geotherm Res, 192: 232-256.

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

Volcán Azul (Volcán Blue) consists of three youthful trachybasaltic cinder cones on the jungle-covered Atlantic coastal plain of Nicaragua that were first noted by geologists during an aerial overflight in the 1960s. The three cones, located south of the Río Curinhuás and west of Pearl Lagoon, each have well-defined, steep-walled craters about 50-60 m across. In contrast to the circular rims of the other two cones, the rim of the easternmost cone is breached to the west. The well-defined craters and unusually low vegetation in an area of heavy rainfall and rapid weathering led Williams and McBirney (1965) to estimate that the cones were probably no more than a few thousand years old. Other trachybasaltic to trachytic Quaternary cones along the central Nicaraguan Atlanatic coastal plain are found at Pearl Lagoon and Kukra Hill.