Study Underway of lava lake in Masaya volcano
Experts from the United States and Nicaragua began a study last Monday, on the behavior of a lava lake that formed in the main crater of the Masaya volcano, located 23 kilometers southeast of Managua.
« The Masaya volcano maintains its lava lake and from today we begin a series of studies of the dynamics of circulation pattern of it, » said volcanologist state Nicaragua Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), Armando Saballos told reporters.
Although volcanoes tend to have a magmatic chamber therein, the presence of a lava lake exposed on the surface is not very common, experts say. « We want to take this opportunity to study in more detail the phenomenon of our lake of lava, » said Saballos.
The lava lake appeared amid an increase in the activity of the Masaya volcano last December, which was already among the most active in Nicaragua and has been attractive for thousands of tourists. The nicarag enses experts involved in the investigation belong to INETER, while Americans are from Columbia University, according to official information.
The duration of the investigation was not disclosed, although the INETER promised to publish the results once the study is complete. Masaya is one of the seven most 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.
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June 28 , 2016.Masaya , Nicaragua :
Source : LA PRENSA
Photos : Crédit Martin Rietze .