Nicaragua’s Telica volcano explodes ash, gas – The Tico TimesThe Tico Times
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — At least 46 minor gas and ash explosions accompanied by seven microearthquakes have been recorded at the Telica volcano, in northwestern Nicaragua, since it increased its activity Thursday, the government reported Monday.
“Activity at the Telica volcano has continued, there have been 46 explosions already” and seven quakes under 3.8 degrees Richter, some of which have been felt by people, first lady and government spokesperson Rosario Murillo told local media.
The strongest explosion occurred Sunday night, when the 1,061-meter high volcano in the western province of León expelled gas, ashes and incandescent rocks which fell on dried vegetation, causing fires which alarmed nearby communities.
The Nicaraguan geological agency said the seismic activity remained within normal range for the time being.
Telica is located about 112 kilometers northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua.
More than 2,400 people live near the colossus, according to the Army Civil Defense corp. in León.
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