National Geographic filmed the lava lake of Masaya volcano
13 MARCH 2016. A team of scientific explorers from National Geographic, filmed a documentary of the lava lake that has formed in the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. This has been in eruptive activity since last December, authorities said on Monday.
National Geographic asked permission of the Government of Nicaragua to make a documentary of the Masaya volcano, located 23 kilometers southeast of Managua, reporters were told by the coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo.
A representative of National Geographic is in coordination with the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).
According to Murillo, one of the specialists who have come to explore the Masaya volcano, has also made a scientific expedition a few years ago, descending 400 meters deep crater Marum on the island of Vanuatu and explored that strange lava lake.”
Masaya volcano crater, also known as “Santiago”, has been in activity since last December. The volcano is located in the Masaya Volcano National Park, which is surrounded by a dry tropical forest growing among porous rocks of ancient eruptions.
Some 140,000 tourists visit this park every year, according to official statistics, whose main attraction is to reach the edge of the active crater. Masaya is one of seven active volcanoes in Nicaragua and since 1520 has recorded at least 18 different activities, including volcanic eruptions in 1772 and 1820, according to official information.
March 14 , 2016. Masaya , Nicaragua :
Sources : National Geographic, Informador
Photo : JM Photographic