San Cristobal volcano erupts in Nicaragua on April 22, 2016

The San Cristobal volcano, also known as El Viejo (the old guy) is the oldest volcano in Nicaragua.

Today, April 22, 2016, the volcanic peak erupted in 3 large explosions at 10:20 am, 10:22 am and 10:27 am. Volcanic unrest along the Ring of Fire.

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The fire is spreading rapidly along the Ring! After Guatemala, it’s now the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua that registered three explosions generating a plume of gas and ash.

The cameras monitoring the activity of the volcano (INETER) recorded images of the strongest explosion at 10:27 am today:

The three loud explosions were followed by a rain of ash on the communities surrounding the volcano.

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In Chichigalpa residents reported a strong ashfall after the eruption.

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So far, no major damage has been reported, but residents fear a continued activity of the colossus.

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The Ring of Fire is increasing in activity and that could have a really bad ending!

Just be prepared for the worst case!

Reportan tres explosiones del volcán San Cristóbal
Volcán San Cristóbal registra explosión

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