Momotombo, Nicaragua : no gas explosion and ash emissions on the Momotombo volcano .

Momotombo, Nicaragua : no gas explosion and ash emissions on the Momotombo volcano .

Since 12:00 yesterday until 12:00 today, there was no gas explosion and ash emissions on the Momotombo volcano .
During this period, 50 volcanic microseismic events were recorded, of which it was possible to locate the epicenter of the two strongest, southeast of the volcano , on the mainland. The first occurred at 10:40 last night, with a magnitude of M 1.6 , at a depth of 2.4 km and the second at 10:59 p.m., with a magnitude of M 2.5 and a depth of 2.8 kilometers. These earthquakes are associated with movements of magma below the Momotombo, indicating that the volcano remains active, so it is possible to record new gas explosions, ash and lava expulsions.

The seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) remains at low to moderate values and currently, is at 155 units.
The emission of this volcano is moderate .This afternoon, INETER specialists will conduct a field visit to the volcano to measure the amount of volcanic sulfur dioxide emitted.

January 10 , 2016. Momotombo, Nicaragua :

Source : Ineter.

Photo : Jaime M Chamorro

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