Concepción Volcano


Concepción is one of the two volcanoes that form the island of Ometepe. The second one is called Maderas and two of them are located in Lake Nicaragua, Central America. It is an active stratovolcano with the height of 1600 metres and 1 km thick base. It is called a pristine volcano because no other volcano influenced its growth.

Location: Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
Coordinates: 11.539916, -85.621401
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano


Concepción’s location:


Concepción’s Latest Status

2024: Not Active. Alert Level 1.


Concepción’s Eruptive History

2015 October 2015: INETER reported that a lahar at Concepción was detected.
2007-10 Ongoing, intermittent (minor) eruptive activity observed. Last eruption on March 10, 2010.
2005-6 Small ash eruptions. A larger eruption occurred in 2005 causing ash fall on a neighboring village.
1999 Ash eruption reaching 300m.


Concepción’s Monitoring

INETER: The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) is responsible for monitoring Concepción’s activity.


Images of Concepción