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Concepcion volcano emits a powerful explosion

Concepcion volcano emits a powerful explosion

So far, the expulsion of ash, gases and rocks has been reported, which is beginning to affect island residents living in the areas surrounding the giant.

By magazine.com

The Concepcion volcano, located on Ometepe Island, in Nicaragua, erupted on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16, citizens and local media reported.

So far, the expulsion of ash, gases and rocks has been reported, which is beginning to affect island residents living in the areas surrounding the giant.

The last activity recorded by the Concepcion volcano was in September 2017, when the Nicaraguan Institute of Regional Studies (Ineter) kept it under monitoring after it experienced several eruptions inside it.

The seismic alert indicated, through its social networks, that before the expulsion of ash and gases, there was an earthquake at the Concepcion volcano, stressing that “the emission of these elements is a type of eruption and greater preventive monitoring must be maintained,” because it could enter into an eruption process.

the press He spoke with residents of Ometepe Island, who confirmed that before the gases and ash were expelled, a single explosion was heard.

They explained that the area most affected by the ash fall was the municipality of Moyogalpa, specifically in Esquipulas, El Manantial, Belen, and Los Angeles.

In those areas reported to be affected, local residents confirmed that streets, homes and vehicles were submerged in ash, although they do not currently feel affected by the gases emitted by the giant.

One source confirms that the Altagracia municipality area has not yet been affected by ash fall.

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“Since it was just an explosion, we believe it will not happen again with the protection of our Lord Jesus Christ and San Diego de Alcalá,” said an island resident who is not in the area affected by the ash yet.