The Momotombo volcano explosion occurred at 11:12 a.m. on Friday. It was a small explosion with an earthquake of low intensity, as reflected in real-time monitoring of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, INET.
The quake registered 1.8 on the Richter scale and had a depth of 0.3 kilometers. The cameras that monitor the volcano, captured the moment of the explosion, which produced no major incidents. The Volcano of 1,297 meters has been experiencing explosions since last December 1, 2015 when it erupted lava.
At 2:03 today, a new gas explosion, medium size, was recorded, with the expulsion of a small amount of ash and incandescent material that are deposited mainly on the northern and southern slopes.
Seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) remained unchanged during the explosion this morning and is currently at low to moderate values of between 70 and 460 units.
At this time, the release of volcanic gases is moderate , the seismic activity background, linked to the flow of fluids under the volcano continues.
February 13, 2016. Momotombo , Nicaragua :
Source : Elnuevodiario , Ineter .