The Momotombo volcano expels large amounts of magma .
20 FEBRUARY 2016. The Momotombo Volcano reported a loud explosion, which was highlighted by emanate large amounts of magma on its perfect cone, located north of Lake Managua, Nicaragua in the Pacific.
The magma expelled by the Momotombo covered almost the entire volcano, with a height of 1,297 meters. The National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention to Disasters reports of no damages to the population.
The director of Geology and Geophysics INETER, William Martinez, said at a press conference that the eruptive process at Momotombo presents no danger in the “short term” for the surrounding population to the colossus.
“With the levels that we are working not no danger to any population centers around the Momotombo volcano,” he said. Between Wednesday and Thursday Momotombo he experienced six loud explosions, according to government data.
The volcano is investigated by experts from INETER and Geological Survey (USGS), whom a contingent of experts from the UK will add, after the December 1 “awakened” after 110 years of being virtually asleep .
That perfect cone volcano once forced the transfer of the city of Leon in 1610 and its activity in 1886 made obscure western Nicaragua for 23 days, according to records of INETER.
February 21 , 2016. Momotombo, Nicaragua :
Source : Antena 3
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