Danger in the craters of volcanoes Momotombo and Telica.
March 13, 2016. This weekend, 23 small explosions were recorded with ash emissions on the Momotombo volcano, on which government institutions posted keep constant vigilance.
“The ashes expelled are mounted at a height of 300 meters above the crater. The last explosion took place at 10:22 p.m. yesterday ; it is a major preoccupation, not only because it showed many emissions, but it is the greatest danger for the population, “said Rosario Murillo, coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council.
In the case of the Telica volcano, Murillo has advised tourists and the general public to avoid approaching the crater because there can be explosions ejecting fragments of ash and incandescent rocks.
Meanwhile, it was reported Saturday that two earthquakes were recorded in the caldera of the Masaya Volcano, caused by volcanic activity.
One of them was recorded on Friday at 12:20 pm with a magnitude of M 1.1, while the other was M2.4 magnitude.
Authorities said that although there is no change in the activity of the volcano, there is the possibility of other explosions in the crater and the expulsion of gases, ash and incandescent rocks.
“The rest of our volcanoes is in its usual state of relative calm,” said Murillo.
Regarding the three earthquakes in the country, two were recorded south of Ticuantepe, the other earthquake was located in southwestern Jiquilillo, all of mild intensity.
March 13, 2016. Momotombo , Masaya , Telica , Nicaragua :
Source : EL NUEVO DIARIO.
Photos : Otto Mejia.