During the field visit yesterday by the specialists of the INETER, a further rise of the lava lake that is located in the southwestern mouth of the floor of the crater Santiago was noted.
It was also observed a glow in the second mouth of the crater, located northeast of the crater, indicating that a new rise of magma took place under the volcanic caldera.
In addition, a 70% increase of volcanic sulfur dioxide (SO2), which is normal in this process of magma ascent, was found.
This newly rise of magma generates abundant gas emissions, strong sound waves and volcanic tremors.
To continue the current activity for several days could increase the diameter of the mouth on the floor of the crater Santiago, leading to form a larger opening, showing a large lava lake with increased gas emission into the atmosphere.
January 24, 2016. Masaya , Nicaragua :
Source : Ineter.
Photo : Cesar Perez.