SINAPRED keeps an eye on San Cristobal Volcano

(March 26, 6:30 a.m.)- Nicaragua’s National System for Mitigation and Response to Disasters (SINAPRED) is keeping a close eye on San Cristóbal Volcano after a series of four tremors reported last Sunday near the base of the volcano in Nicaragua’s northwestern corner of Chinandega.

The tremors occurred between nine and ten o’clock Sunday night, with the strongest registering as a 4-1-magnitude shake. The tremors are thought to have been caused by local fault lines.

The volcano, Nicaragua’s largest and most active volcano, belched several times last year, most recently in December when the government had to evacuate hundreds of people in Chinandega.

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