Momotombo , Masaya , Telica, Nicaragua. Current activity.

Momotombo , Masaya , Telica, Nicaragua. Current activity.

Bulletin of activity, 3 March 2016.

Momotombo volcano.
In the last 24 hours, there were 53 small explosions with low energy gas columns with a height of 300 meters above the crater.
The emission of volcanic ash from explosions lasted up to 6 hours continuously, which is dispersed to the west and southwest.

It is recommended for the general population, to protect the water supply for human consumption and animals, as well as perform the cleaning of roofs that could be damaged by the weight of the ash.
The micro-seismic activity of the volcano suggests the continuation of gas explosions and ash, there is even the possibility of somewhat stronger explosions that can expel incandescent rocks on the slopes of the volcano.
The seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) is at low to moderate values, between 30 250 units.

Telica volcano.
The frequency of explosions in the Telica volcano has also increased, it was registered 15 low-energy explosions in the last 24 hours, for a total of 39 explosions this year.

The largest explosion was recorded at 9:14 today, which launched a column of gas and ash about 1,000 meters above the crater. The ashes were scattered to the west and southwest.
The seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) ranges at low to moderate values, between 30 and 160 units.

Masaya volcano.
The activity of the lava lake in the crater Santiago continues, with strong lava flow in the mouth located in the southwest part of the crater.

Volcanic tremor remains high, and seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) varies with moderate to very high values between 500 and 1200 units.
The possibility of explosions occurred in the Santiago crater with gas expulsions of ash and incandescent rocks persists.

March 07, 2016. Momotombo , Masaya , Telica, Nicaragua.

Source : Ineter.

Photos :   JM Photographic (José María Salmerón.)

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