Awakened volcano Masaya in Nicaragua

 Nicaraguan authorities report fixing seismic activity at the volcano Masaya, about 20 kilometers south of Managua. The volcano there is an increase of emissions of sulfur gases. Warning system for natural disasters are on high alert.
According to the report, found a crack in the main crater, through which the emission of gases that cause a sound like a jet engine.

The specialists of the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), told the press that there is now no reason for alarm.

Masaya — thyroid volcano in Nicaragua, 20 km south-east of the city of Managua. Formed 2,500 years ago. Height of 635 m Indians called Popogatepe volcano, which means "fire mountain". Spanish conquerors called Volcano La Boca del Infierno («hellish throat"). To exorcise evil spirits, they put in the XVI century on the edge of the crater cross.

The last eruption was observed in 2008.


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