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Concepcion coats three villages with ash

Nicaragua’s Concepcion erupted for the first time since 2007, blanketing nearby villages with ash.

Busy times at the end of the semester right now …

Concepcion seem from the ISS in 2007. Image courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory.

One brief bit of news:

Concepcion in Nicaragua erupted, covering three nearby villages with ash. The brief report only mentions 150 meter / 400 foot explosion columns from the eruption, which makes me thing this is merely for the ballastic clasts. No other details – on the eruption or any evacuations – are available.

Concepcion is in the middle of Lake Nicaragua on the island of Ometepe (and the original Mystery Volcano Photo). The volcano last erupted in 2007 and over the last 5 years has been fairly active, producing a number of VEI 2 explosive events (in 2005 and 2006).


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