A new eruption occurred yesterday morning at ‘Telica’ volcano in Nicaragua at (12:50 GMT). An explosion of ash took place at the summit crater and produced an ash plume one mile high.
During the past months, the volcano had experienced frequent swarms of earthquakes. A stream of ash expanded up to 19 miles in a westerly direction near the town of Chinandega.
A previous eruption occurred August 23rd and produced ash plumes that rose to approx. 1640 feet (500 meters) in height.
Volcanologists from INETER assume that the activity is phreatic, ie. not caused by fresh magma near the surface.