Monday, March 7, 2016

Nicaragua: Lava Flow Comes Close to Momotombo Geothermal Plant

Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano Is Glorious In False Color Satellite Imagery (Gizmodo India)

Nicaragua's Momotombo volcano began erupting in last December, for the first time in a hundred years, throwing gas and ash into the air, and it looks spectacular in images taken from orbit.

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) recently passed overhead and took an incredible picture of the volcano.

The image clearly shows how lava flow in the community of El Papalonal came near the 22 MW Momotombo geothermal plant to the SW of the volcano owned by Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad (ENEL).

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