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Eruptive activity at San Cristóbal, Nicaragua 22 November 2008

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Yesterday San Cristóbal volcano in Nicaragua was reported to be showing ‘slightly elevated eruptive activity’, with ‘small explosions’ in its crater and earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.5 and 4.0. Nicaragua’s volcanological authority, INETER, describes this activity as ‘a normal part of the volcano’s behaviour in recent years’ which ‘at the moment poses no imminent danger to the population’.

A report in Nicaragua’s El Nuevo Diario says that the explosions ‘hurled ash and volcanic gases’ at towns and villages south of the volcano. There are no reports of damage or injuries, however.

Elevated seismicity is reported to have been registered at San Cristóbal for the last week.

Erupción en volcán San Cristóbal en noroeste de NicaraguaEl Nuevo Diario, 21 November 2008
El volcán San Cristóbal de Nicaragua registra pequeñas explosiones en cráterABC Digital, 22 November 2008
Lanza ceniza y humo volcan San Cristobal en NicaraguaEl Financiero, 22 November 2008
Volcano erupts in Nicaragua with small quakes – Associated Press, 22 November 2008

Global Volcanism Program: San Cristóbal – information about San Cristóbal (1404-02=)
Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales – INETER main page
INETER Comunicados Oficiales – INETER volcano bulletins

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