Momotombo volcano erupts for the first time in over 100 years
One of Nicaragua’s largest volcanoes, Momotombo, has started erupting for the first time since 1905. It was a strombolian eruption – volcanic activity that produces a range of continuous small explosions – and it produced a beautiful lava fountain, complete with glowing rocks tumbling down the slopes.
Momotombo volcano rises 1.297 meters above sea level, relatively young at about 4,500 years old.
Since then, the volcano has continued to belch out gas and ash. According to volcanologist Erik Klemetti from Denison University, “Momotombo doesn’t seem to be at risk of doing any serious damage.”