The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, announced this morning that in the last 24 hours, the Momotombo volcano has seen an increase in its seismic activity and emitted a column of gas and ash up to 2,000 meters.
“In the last 24 hours, the volcanic tremor of the volcano has increased, which is part of the eruptive process that Momotombo introduced since December last year,” said the consultant of Volcanology from INETER Armando Saballos.
The official explained that “the volcanic tremor shows that there has been a slight increase in activity of the volcano,” which produced “ash explosions, gas and incandescent materials were deposited on the flanks of volcano located at the northern end of Lake Managua or Xolotlán.
“Some explosions produce a sound signal that neighboring villagers heard such rumblings. It is quite normal for the volcano,” he added.
A warning to stay away from this volcano is currently in force.
March 29 , 2016.Momotombo, Nicaragua :
Source : El Nuevo Diario.
Photo : El Nuevo Diario.