Central America

(incl. Mexico)

The Central America Volcanic Arc is a chain of volcanoes which extends parallel to the Pacific coast line of the Central American Isthmus, from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and down to northern Panama. This volcanic arc, which has a length of 1,500 kilometres (930 mi), is formed by an active subduction zone along the western boundary of the Caribbean Plate.


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The notes of seconds/minutes above an image show the approx. auto-refresh time. - If you click on the sun button on top of a webcam a clear weather image from that webcam will pop up to help you picture the lay of the land when the mountain is shrouded in dark clouds for days or weeks!






Santa Ana crater, El Salvador.


Learn more about these volcanoes at the Volcano Hotspot blog

Local time is for Mexico:

and for all other countries on this page


M E X I C O

Mexico: POPOCATEPETL 1    O-Web   3 s.   O-IMG      

Volcán Popocatépetl from Tlamacas. - Also see webcams from Tianguismanalco and from Tochimilco if available.

Mexico: POPOCATEPETL 2     O-Web   15 s.   O-IMG  

Volcán Popocatépetl from Altzomoni Tlamacas.

Mexico: POPOCATEPETL 3    O-Web   3 s.   O-IMG   

View from Tianguismanalco

Mexico: POPOCATEPETL 6     O-Web       O-IMG   15 s.    

Webcams de Mexico. View from Amecameca. Also see from San Nicolás de los Ranchos Yesterday's time lapse video (new window) and LIVE stream on Webcams de Mexico.

Seismogram: station PPIG   15 min.   O-Web    O-IMG

Seismogram for Popocatepetl, PPIG station.

Mexico: POPOCATEPETL 5   15 s.   O-Web   O-IMG        

Popocatepetl with the town of Puebla. Webcams de Mexico.



Mexico: COLIMA 1     O-Web          O-IMG     

Volcán de Colima, or Fuego de Colima, seen from Laguna de Carizalillo, roughly south of the volcano.

Mexico: COLIMA 2     O-Web          O-IMG   

View of the volcano from the city of Colima, Hotel Fiesta Inn.



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Colima



G U A T E M A L A

Guatemala: FUEGO 1       O-IMG     1 min.       O-Web       

OVFUEGO webcam (7 km southwest of summit)

Guatemala: FUEGO 2    O-IMG    1min    O-Web         

La Reunion webcam (7 km southeast of summit)

Seismogram FUEGO          O-IMG    5 min. Sorry, no connection...


Volcán de Fuego sits about 10 miles (16 km) from Antigua Guatemala and its elevation is 3763 m. It is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. A small steam plume rises most of the time, but larger eruptions are rare. Last eruption began in September 2012, when the evacuees, roughly 33,000 people, left nearly 17 villages near the volcano. It erupted lava and generated pyroclastic flows

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Guatemala Seismograms


Santa María volcano: in the Pacific coastal plain of Guatemala and is 3772m high. Its "Santiaguito" lava-dome complex has been growing at the base of the 1902 crater since 1922. Dome growth has been accompanied by almost continuous minor explosions, with periodic lava extrusion, larger explosions, pyroclastic flows, and lahars. Last Eruption was in November 2012.

Guatemala: PACAYA   O-Web     O-IMG       

After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since. During the past several decades, it had frequent strombolian eruptions with intermittent lava flow extrusion.

Guatemala: Santa María/SANTIAGUITO   O-IMG   1/day  

From this webcam we get doled out just one image per day. Check if the MTU Santiaguito cam is back online.




E L   S A L V A D O R


El Salvador is a volcanically very active country, 90% of its territory are composed of volcanic materials. Geological investigations and recent field surveys determined that there exist 23 volcanoes and five volcanic fields in El Salvador. At present, only a few volcanoes have continued activity (outgassing and exceptionally ash) such as the Santa Ana volcano, the San Salvador Volcano, Volcano San Miguel (or Chapparastique) and Izalco volcano. For more info see Active Volcanoes in El Salvador on the MARN and SNET websites.    >> Seismograms <<

Chapparastique (or San Miguel)

There is a live channel with the Chapparastique webcam running on YouTube. You find it on the MARNsv user page marked in red as "live". In poor weather conditions it may show the mountain in live thermal video. - A live video runs for a few days, then is closed and filed as normal video, and a new one gets started - this being the reason why I cannot link permanently to the live coverage here. There also may be times without any live streaming video.

- Monitoring Chapparastique
- MARN official Twitter page
- Seismic Amplitude - Station San Miguel (change the last digit in the URL for the number of days you want to be shown in the graph)       - - - - >

El Salvador: S. SALVADOR      O-Web   2min.   O-IMG   


Seismic Amplitude - Station San Miguel - last 2 days





N I C A R A G U A


Nicaragua is surrounded by the Caribbean Plate, an oceanic tectonic plate underlying Central America and the Cocos Plate. Since Central America is a major subduction zone, Nicaragua hosts most of the Central American Volcanic Arc. Seismograms are available on the Ineter webseite; for volcanoes check Volcano monitoring stations and Broadband stations.     - For lots of interesting info and photos go to Xolo!

Nicaragua: MASAYA    O-Web   5 min.    O-IMG        

View from Managua - Masaya is a 6 x 11 km basaltic caldera, last eruption was 2008 (VEI 1)
Another webcam view from the Mirador de Nandasmo.





    
Still photo 02/2016

MASAYA Crater    O-Web   5 min.    O-IMG        

Crater view, mostly obscured by steam and fumes.



MASAYA 3    3 min    O-Web    O-IMG      

Lava lake Masaya crater, from viewing point II


Nicaragua: S. CRISTOBAL   O-Web   5 min.    O-IMG   

From Unan-LEÓN. San Cristóbal volcanic complex consists of five principal volcanic edifices. Its youngest cone, named San Cristóbal (also known as El Viejo), is Nicaragua's highest volcano. Last of a series of small eruptions (VEIs 1 and 2) occured in 2013.

Nicaragua: S. CRISTOBAL 2   O-Web   5 min.    O-IMG   

San Cristobal Volcano seen from Casita volcano, 5km ESE from the crater. S.C. was known in the last century as “Volcán de El Viejo”. Wonderful 360° image from the volcano HERE!

Nicaragua: TELICA    O-Web    1 min.    O-IMG      

Nicaragua: TELICA 2    O-Web    3 min.    O-IMG      

18 km N of Leon. Last eruption 09.05.2015

Nic.: MOMOTOMBO   O-Web    2 min.    O-IMG   

View from seismic station El Cardon, 6 km ESE of the volcano, near the shore of Lake Managua. With many thanks to Volcano Discovery !!

Nicaragua: MOMOTOMBO 2    O-Web    5 min.    O-IMG   

View from the entrance to the Momotombo geothermal plant.

Nicaragua: MOMOTOMBO 3    O-Web    5 min.    O-IMG      

Young stratovolcano that rises prominently above the NW shore of Lake Managua. Last eruptios in 1905 (VEI 2) and since Dec. 2015. -- A fourth webcam, from Unan-LEÓN

Nicaragua: CONCEPCION    O-Web   5 min.   O-IMG   

Volcan Conception is on Ometepe island, in Lake Nicaragua. View from Hotel Charco Verde, 15km to the S of the volcano. Restless in May 2015.

Nicaragua: CONCEPCION 2    O-Web   5 min.   O-IMG   
Sorry, no connection...
View from Alcaldía Municipal de Altagracia, 5.7km NE of the volcano.



C O S T A   R I C A

Costa Rica: TURRIALBA    O-web    10 sec.    

Camera located at the craters of the Turrialba volcano, about 600 meters east of the active crater (looking west).
Magnificient panoramic photo of the three craters on Turrialba (an extinct crater to the right and the presently active one on the far left of the photo)

Costa Rica: TURRIALBA 2    O-IMG    10 sec.    O-Web  

With lines to help estimate the hight of ash plumes.

Turrialba Seismograms (section of "Local Seismograms"). Refresh with F5.    O-IMG

Real-time seismograms of local stations on Turrialba. Showing the last six hours from left to right (see map below for locations).



Costa Rica: POÁS   O-Img   10 sec.   O-Web  

Cam located at the northern edge of the crater of Póas volcano.

Annotated section from the Station Map provided
on the OVSICORI-UNA webseite:




Helicorders of Costa Rican volcanoes






MODVOLC Hot spot images for the countries on this page. Newest images are at least 20 hrs old. - Displayed are the hot spots of the last 2 days (preceding the 20 hrs lag) for each volcano. Hot spots are shown as small green to red squares. - Click on an img to open large view. There you can change the time span to be displayed by changing the number (of days) for *jperiod=x* in the address bar (without the *). - Refresh with F5.

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