On September 8, Nicaragua's highest volcano, San Cristobal, "awakened" with three loud explosions and ash column eruptions as high as 5km later, forced about 3,000 people in the area to flee. victims.
The Nicaragua Geological Research Institute says the San Cristobal volcano has created a cloud of dust that covers an area of up to 48km. Forecast for the next few days, this volcano will continue to explode and erupt lava and hot gas.
San Cristobal volcano erupted
There has been no information about casualties or physical damage during this 1,745m volcanic eruption, but the federal government has issued a warning and began implementing many emergency relief plans.
According to the local Civil Defense Agency, 350 soldiers and 50 trucks were dispatched to support residents to relocate.
Nicaragua has been alerted since September 6, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook the waters off Costa Rica. Experts predict the earthquake in this neighboring country may cause the sleeping volcanoes of Nicaragua to "rage".
Located 135 km northwest of Managua, San Cristobal volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua with nearly 100 geological activities per day.
This volcano began its operation in the 16th century and since then has been sprayed with ash and rock so many times. The last time this volcano was active was around mid-2008 with many eruptions scattered over many months.