Momotombo volcano news & activity updates
Momotombo volcano (Nicaragua): small explosions yesterday
Sat, 13 Feb 2016, 15:3915:39 PM | BY: T
Two relatively small explosions occurred yesterday at the volcano, one at around 02:20 and another at 11:15 local time.
Eruption at Momotombo yesterday (image: INETER)
They ejected incandescent material onto the upper flank of the cone and produced ash plumes that quickly dissipated into westerly directions. According to INETER, the activity was accompanied by a threefold increase in volcanic tremor and preceded by a significant increase in SO2 output from approx. 600 to over 1000 tons per day between 9 and 11 February.
Most likely, the eruptions were the result of a new magma batch rising inside the volcano and more explosions could follow in the near future.
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- BOLETÍN INFORMATIVO ACTIVIDAD VOLCANICA - 12 de Febrero del 2016 (INETER report)
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 11:02
A strong vulcanian explosion occurred yesterday at 12:10 local time at the volcano. An ash plume rose approx. 3 km from the summit and generated a small pyroclastic flow. ... read all
Sun, 3 Jan 2016, 16:55
A strong explosion occurred this morning at 04:22 local time at the volcano, covering much of the summit cone with incandescent ejecta. ... read all
Sat, 5 Dec 2015, 08:23
Activity at the volcano continues, but at lower intensity than during the first days of the new eruption. Strombolian explosions at the summit crater accompany the emission of a steam-ash plume rising up to approx. 1000 m, an possibly still continued, but very weak lava flow extrusion. read all
Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 17:21
As this morning's webcam images already had suggested, a new fully-blown magmatic eruption is now in progress at the volcano: pulsating lava fountains (or continuous, strong strombolian activity) feed a new lava flow that slowly descends on the NE side of the volcano, and a dense ash plume that rises approx. 2-2.5 km above the volcano and drifts NW. read all
Wed, 2 Dec 2015, 07:49
It seems that the volcano continues to erupt and might have been intensifying its activity with now near-continuous explosions. read all