Three volcanoes erupt in Nicaragua, and a fourth may join them – Disaster experts on alert

Currently, the Momotombo volcano, the Télica volcano and the Masaya volcano are erupting and will probably continue to do so.

Meanwhile, the Cerro Negro recorded an increase in seismic activity last week and could start erupting any time now.

Disaster experts from around the world are concerned and assess the potential risks from these active volcanoes.

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The Momotombo volcano in Nicaragua. Photo: www.world-traveller.org

Nicaragua, February 23, 2016 – Volcano experts from the US, UK, Costa Rica and local geologists are observing activity at four active peaks in Nicaragua after the flurry of explosions.

In fact, there’s been so much volcanic and seismic activity in Nicaragua lately that these disaster experts are carefully studying and observing the situation.

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Telica volcano in Nicaragua. Photo: Smithsonian Institution

Momotombo, Télica and Masaya began erupting at the same time, and continue to do so.

Meanwhile, Cerro Negro, which has so far not erupted, recorded bursts of seismic activity last week.

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Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. Photo: Wikipedia

The danger of this seismic activity is because it’s from Plinian eruptions, which are characterised by a high level of explosiveness.

To date, Momotombo hasn’t placed any nearby residents in danger, but that’s not to say it couldn’t.

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Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua. Photo: Wikipedia

In 1610, a Momotombo eruption forced residents of the then-Spanish city of León to relocate 30 miles to the west. – Express.co.uk

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