Rincón de la Vieja , Nicaragua : The Rincon de la Vieja volcano became active on Thursday morning.

Rincón de la Vieja , Nicaragua : The Rincon de la Vieja volcano became active on Thursday morning.

The Rincon de la Vieja volcano became active on Thursday morning. A tall column of ash from the main crater was reported.
The last time of the volcano erupted was last September, when he presented an increase in its eruptive activity.
The authorities, by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), confirmed that the Rincon de la Vieja volcano in the province of Guanacaste, continues to increase its activity, as shown by the eruption that occurred yesterday around 14:00.
According to experts, since the beginning of 2015, the volcano has entered a new phase, which is characterized by a constant phreatic activity.

The temperature of the ultra-acid crater lake has increased. The deposits on the crater rim also increased, causing small lahars that descend into the northern rivers of the volcano.
The increasing in activity in the end of last year continued in the first months of 2016, with sporadic eruptions that leave deposits of ash and sludge condensed on the crater rim.
But this is that yesterday afternoon and this morning that the people and officials of OVSICORI have confirmed two major eruptions. It is recommended to villagers not to approach the crater to avoid dangerous situations.

March 11, 2016. Rincón de la Vieja , Nicaragua :

Source : diarioextra.com

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