Six explosions within 24 hours.
Momotombo volcano recorded six explosions in the last 24 hours, reported the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER). The experts added that there had also been expulsions of gas, ash and lava and urged people living near the volcano to take basic protective measures, such as wearing masks.
Politicians said that the communities of La Concha, Matuzán, Boca Cántaro, Flor de Piedra and Puerto Momotombo were subjected to minor ash fall.
The largest explosion took place at 20:50 on Wednesday, while during the day of Thursday, the activity increased, confirmed the spokesperson of the Communication and Citizenship Rosario Murillo.
“The volcano has emitted many incandescent material, launched in different directions, which fell on the flanks of the volcano,” the official said, adding that the ash column reached up to 1000 meters above the crater .
In addition, the microseismic activity of the Momotombo remains high, as the report of INETER.
“More explosions with similar characteristics are expected in the hours and days to come,” said Murillo.
February 20 , 2016. Momotombo, Nicaragua :
Source : nicaraguahoy.info
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