Momotombo, Nicaragua : increase in the number of explosions and expulsion of volcanic lava.

Momotombo, Nicaragua : increase in the number of explosions and  expulsion of volcanic lava.

Activity Bulletin of November 2, 2015.

As of yesterday at 7:49, has started a new eruptive phase of the Momotombo volcano. If within the first 12 hours, gas explosions and ash predominated, it was recorded from 7:27 p.m. yesterday, explosions that were accompanied by the expulsion of incandescent material, and volcanic tremors.

After 9 o’clock last night, yesterday, was noted an increase in the number of explosions and the expulsion of volcanic lava, mainly during the first hours of today, reaching a maximum height of 3 km above the crater of the volcano. The lava flow has started to descend down the slope to the north east of the volcano, following the lava channel created during the eruption of 1905. The lava emission dropped significantly to 5:00 am.

The lava descended 600 meters on the slopes of the volcano.
Currently, the expulsion of ash and gas, reaching a height of 800 meters above the crater and moves to the northwest side of the volcano to reach the Pacific coast.
Ash falls were reported in the communities of Puerto Momotombo, community Momotombo, La Paz Centro, Telica, Chinandega, Tonalá, Isla Aserradores, Padre Ramos Peninsula and Peninsula of Venecia.

The data collected by measuring instruments about seismic and volcanic activity indicate that this will continue over the coming days.
It is therefore recommended to the population to stay calm and keep abreast of the information provided by our government.

December 03, 2015. Momotombo, Nicaragua :

Source : Ineter.

Photo : Canal 4 Nicaragua /Jairo Cagina

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