Momotombo volcano presents new seismic activity.
The Momotombo volcano in León, presented on Friday 30 October a series of eight quakes, the biggest of them with a magnitude of 3.2 Richter, reported the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER).
The first tremors of magnitude 2.7 Richter, occurred at 05:37 am, while the fifth, the highest was 3.2 Richter scale and occurred at 07:38 am, according to INET. The last earthquake registered so far is 1.9 Richter was at 9:12 this morning.
The magnitude of the other earthquakes remained between 2.3 and 2.7 Richter Richter, according to monitoring Ineter.El Momotombo, 1,297 meters high, is located north of Lake Managua. This same volcano has experienced similar events several times a year since the earthquake of magnitude 6.2 Richter April 10, 2014.
Momotombo is a young, 1297-m-high stratovolcano that rises prominently above the NW shore of Lake Managua, forming one of Nicaragua’s most familiar landmarks. Momotombo began growing about 4500 years ago at the SE end of the Marrabios Range and consists of a somma from an older edifice that is surmounted by a symmetrical younger cone with a 150 x 250 m wide summit crater. Young lava flows from Momotombo have flowed down the NW flank into the 4-km-wide Monte Galán caldera. The youthful cone of Momotombito forms a 391-m-high island offshore in Lake Managua. Momotombo has a long record of strombolian eruptions, punctuated by occasional larger explosive activity. The latest eruption, in 1905, produced a lava flow that traveled from the summit to the lower NE base. A small black plume was seen above the crater after an April 10, 1996 earthquake, but later observations noted no significant changes in the crater. A major geothermal field is located on the southern flank of the volcano.
November 01, 2015. Momotombo, Nicaragua :
Source : La Prensa, GVP.
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