INETER reported a fracture in the crater of the Telica volcano.
February 29, 2016. The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported Monday that there is a fracture in the crater of the Telica volcano, located in the department of León.
Rosario Murillo, coordinator of the Commission Communication and Citizenship, introduced the report and explained that, following this fracture “lava was observed.” However, he added that “this happens frequently on this volcano, and volcanic flue is open, so the magma rises easily without causing explosions “.
On the Telica, activity is still high, showing seismic amplitude values in real time as low to moderate , “he said.
Murillo recommended to tourists and area residents not to approach the crater of the volcano about 1060 meters.
Communicates of INETER on 01/03 for Telica Volcano:
In the last 24 hours, five gas and ash explosions were recorded, which reached a maximum height of 300 meters above the crater and were dispersed in the direction West and Southwest. The highest was recorded at 8:19 today, which maintained the expulsion of ash and gas up to 8:33 (14 minutes).
Microseismicity remains high, showing a seismic amplitude in real time (RSAM) of low to moderate values, between 20 and 180 units.
New explosions can still occur even with a little more energy, as well as the expulsion of hot rock fragments.
Tourists and people are asked not to approach the crater of the volcano.
March 02, 2016. Telica , Nicaragua .
Source : EL NUEVO DIARIO , Ineter.
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