Momotombo volcano‘s emissions of lava and ash stopped, confirmed yesterday the experts of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies and some independent experts, but nevertheless noted that earthquakes persist as emissions of gas from the volcano.
Wilfried Strauch, seismologist and an advisor to the INETER, told the press at the end of yesterday afternoon that there is no assurance that the eruption of Momotombo, which had no activity since 1905 is completely finished, but « the lava flow now seems finished.«
He added that the exhaust of gas « is at a low level. »
The independent experts who are there say that « everything is over » and confirm that there are only gas fumes.
A team of La Prensa arrived, with Guillermo Beltran guide, Rangers from the natural reserve of Momotombo for 12 years, a few meters of lava flows, one of which is moving slowly towards the northwest, whereas a another giant lava flow moves on northwest flank of the volcano, which continues to worry the people of El Papalonal a community located about eight kilometers from the flow .The sesame producers in the same area planted 700 apple trees.
According to Beltran, lava and incandescent rocks are moving at a speed of one meter for every five hours. « The lava emitted by the volcano since Tuesday advance slowly but dangerously and reached the area of Papalonal . The community is where the lava is moving, » said the ranger.
Beltran and the team of La Prensa noted that the constant explosions stopped and the gases persist in the crater, but below, the lava moves slowly.
December 07, 2015. Momotombo , Nicaragua :
Source : La Prensa .
Photos : Salvador Antonio Caceres Urrutia