Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Pilas, Las
Las Pilas volcanic complex includes a cluster of cones, of which Las Pilas (El Hoyo), in the center background, is the largest. A N-S fracture system cutting across the cone has produced numerous well-preserved flank vents, including maars. Cerro Asososca is the prominent conical volcano in the right foreground of this photo from the SW. Cerro Grande is the peak at the upper left. The only certain historical eruptions of Las Pilas took place in the 1950s from a fissure that cut across the summit east of the 700-m-wide summit crater. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1981
Volcano Number:344080
Volcano Name:Pilas, Las
Country:Nicaragua
Volcano Type:Complex
Last Eruption:1954 CE
Elevation:1088m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:182
Pop. within 10km:8324
Pop. within 30km:299481
Pop. within 100km:3351820
Latitude:12.495
Longitude:-86.688



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
344080 Pilas, Las 10971 Confirmed Eruption Volcano Uncertain 1528
344080 Pilas, Las 10972 Confirmed Eruption 1 El Hoyo Historical Observations 1952/10/23 1952/12/16
344080 Pilas, Las 10973 Confirmed Eruption 2 El Hoyo Historical Observations 1954/10/29 1954/10/31
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the SESAR Database


Data from the MaGa Database
Location: Laguna de Asososca (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: The Laguna de Asososca is a volcanic lake close to the town of Managua, at abount 2.2 km from the Managua lake.
Hazard Description: not reported
Type: lake
Region: León Department, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Volcanic Complex: Laguna de Asososca
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Date Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Asososca Masaya_01012009 Detail 2009/01/01 CO2 7.25 0.12 Mg/d