Momotombo volcano in activity
7 JULY 2016. The Momotombo volcano, located in the department of León, presented activity this week, with quakes of smaller magnitude, according to the information provided by Rosario Murillo, coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council of Government.
According to Murillo, the authorities are constantly monitoring the Momotombo volcano, and according to data could register new gas and ash explosions with incandescent material.
Murillo said the rest of the volcanoes in Nicaragua are in normal activity. The Momotombo volcano became active on December 1, 2015, 110 years after its last major eruption.
Around 2:38 today, an increase was recorded in the micro – seismicity of the Momotombo volcano. It was recorded 02 earthquakes near the volcano, the strongest being to magnitude 3.5 M, recorded at 8:50 today .
This type of seismic activity can be associated with the movement of magma under the volcano.
This is expected and normal for the activity of an active volcano .
Seismic amplitude in real time RSAM of this volcano is at a low level, less than 35 units.
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July 08,2016. Momotombo , Nicaragua :
Source : LA PRENSA , Ineter .
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