Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nicaragua: Volcano Explodes Near Momotombo Geothermal Power Plant

Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): small explosive eruptions this morning, first eruption in 110 years (Volcano Discovery)

A series of at least 4 small explosions occurred at the volcano this morning, at 07:49, 08:17, 08:42, and 08:55 local time. The eruptions, in particular the last and largest one, produced steam and ash plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km from the summit.

Light ash fall was observed in the community of El Papalonal and near the 22 MW Momotombo geothermal plant to the SW of the volcano owned by Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad (ENEL).

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