Maderas Volcano | John Seach



11.45 N, 85.52 W
summit elevation 1394 m

Maderas volcano is located on SE end of Ometepe island in Lake Nicaragua. The volcano contains 800-m-wide summit crater, occupied by Laguna de Maderas.

The SW side of the volcano has been affected by large-scale slumping. Numerous pyroclastic cones are located on the lower NE flank of Maderas volcano down to Lake Nicaragua.

1996 Lahar
On 27 September 1996 a lahar destroyed the village of El Corozal (3 km from Maderas Volcano), killing 6 people.

Further reading
Kapelanczyk, L., Rose, W.I. and Jicha, B., 2012. An eruptive history of Maderas volcano using new 40 Ar/39 Ar ages and geochemical analyses. Bulletin of volcanology74(9), pp.2007-2021.

Maderas Volcano Eruptions

3000 years ago.