GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Nicaragua’s Telica Volcano Roars To Life – Spewing Ash And Gas High Into The Sky; Over 50 Explosions And 7 Micro Quakes Recorded!

The Telica volcano spews ash and steam during an eruption in La Quimera.  STRINGER/NICARAGUA

May 13, 2015 – NICARAGUA – Dramatic images emerged from Nicaragua on Monday after visitors to Nicaragua’s Telica volcano found themselves just metres from its massive crater as it spewed dark clouds of ash and gas high into the sky.

Nicaragua’s most-active volcano let out a first, loud explosion on Sunday (May 10) night, according to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, or Ineter, which monitors seismic and volcanic activity.

Nearly 50 small gas and ash explosions together with seven microearthquakes have since been reported.

The Telica volcano spews ash and steam during an eruption in La Quimera May 18, 2011.  STRINGER/NICARAGUA

Nicaragua: Telica volcano roars to life spewing ash and gas at hikers. IB Times

The 1,060-metre (3,475-foot) volcano is located in rural area of Leon province.

According to media, nearby farming communities and homes were covered with ash and soot from Telica.

Although no evacuation order has been issued, authorities are bracing for possible escalation in volcanic activity.

WATCH: Massive Telica volcano ejects plumes of ash in Nicaragua.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said.Located 112 km (69 miles) northwest of the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, some 2,500 people live near the massive volcano. – Stuff.

 

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