Laguna de Xiloa (Managua Department, Nicaragua)

Laguna de Xiloa, Nicaragua

Volcano: Laguna de Xiloa (see Laguna de Xiloa at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: The volcanic lagoon of Xiloa is located about 20 kilometers north of Managua.An interesting aspect of the lagoon is the presence of geothermal vents. Water is heated by these vents, and this heat can be seen and felt when diving around them.

Point of contact for this site:
Nemesio M. Pérez, (Environmental Research Division, Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables )

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Jiloa_010120061/1/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 15, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Pérez, Nemesio M., Pedro A. Hernández, German Padilla, Dácil Nolasco, José Barrancos, Gladys Melían,Eleazar Padrón, Samara Dionis, David Calvo, Fátima Rodríguez, Kenji Notsu, Toshiya Mori, Minoru Kusakabe, M. Carmencita Arpa, Paolo Reniva, and Martha Ibarra, 2011,Global CO2 emission from volcanic lakes, Geology, vol.39, n.3, pp. 235-238, DOI: 10.1130/G31586.1

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