The Telica volcano, located near Leon, recorded a strong explosion at 08:45 this Sunday, reported the departmental authorities.
The activity was accompanied by an emission of gas and ashes. One observer told to Radio Ya about column of ash that reached 500 meters.
“With the explosion, the COMUPRED were activated and the two brigades that are in the communities, that are prepared for all situations,” said Delgadillo Evertz, political secretary of the FSLN in Leon.Ash falls produced by the explosion, are reported in the communities of Quezalguaque, Chichigalpa, Posoltega, Chinandega and part of El Realejo, said a source at the Civil Defense.
Residents of the affected sites are covered with scarves and umbrellas; and traders covered their products.
“We continue in the SINAPRED to handle any situation. There was another explosion. We hope this is just an explosion to decompress the crater, this is a volcano that remains active, “said Delgadillo.
Telica, one of Nicaragua’s most active volcanoes, has erupted frequently since the beginning of the Spanish era. This volcano group consists of several interlocking cones and vents with a general NW alignment. Sixteenth-century eruptions were reported at symmetrical Santa Clara volcano at the SW end of the group. However, its eroded and breached crater has been covered by forests throughout historical time, and these eruptions may have originated from Telica, whose upper slopes in contrast are unvegetated. The steep-sided cone of 1061-m-high Telica is truncated by a 700-m-wide double crater; the southern crater, the source of recent eruptions, is 120 m deep. El Liston, immediately SE of Telica, has several nested craters. The fumaroles and boiling mudpots of Hervideros de San Jacinto, SE of Telica, form a prominent geothermal area frequented by tourists, and geothermal exploration has occurred nearby.
November 23, 2015. Telica, Nicaragua :
Source : elnuevodiario , GVP.