Monday May 11, 2015 | CD SINAPRED
Faced with the constant explosions in the Telica Volcano, Leon department, scientists from the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) continue in the giant crater performing all the relevant measurements in order to take appropriate decisions in the event that the possibility of being detected a major event.
According to INETER, the latest measurements of the day reported a decrease in volcanic temperature.
Still, monitoring continues through modern equipment purchased by the institution to track precisely the volcanoes that can endanger the life of Nicaraguan families.
The expert from INET, Jose Armando Saballos, explained during a power measurements in this volcano are installed seismic stations, GPS equipment and webcam, which are responsible for registering any event -deformaciones- and evaluate physical changes that may be occurring.
Activity is not so great
The results so far look promising. According Saballos measurements made last Friday showed that the emissions of sulfur dioxide are low.
The volcano indexes recorded “below 100 tons (of sulfur) per day, which is low. For example, the Masaya walks through its 500 tons per day,” he said.
In the case of temperatures, the expert stressed that these “are not higher than is customary.”
Authorities work closely with the population
At the foot of Telica there are several communities. The authorities have urged people to protect the deposits of water both for human consumption and animal because volcanic ash can contaminate and cause health problems. Also beware call acid rain caused by gas.
Besides the INET and institutions like the Civil Defense, the volcano has been present the Red Cross, which is working with the community everything related to the prevention and evacuation routes in the event that a major eruption was given dimensions.
Francisco Osejo, representative of this institution relief, said that is being addressed with national and local authorities the issue of hostel facilities and the actions to take immediately the occurrence of the event.
Orientations pending families
Crater near the Aguas Frias community where 80 families live is located. According to its inhabitants, they are monitoring the situation and all orientations of the authorities.
“Sometimes it gets serious situation and we have to leave,” said resident Herminio Davila.
“It’s a bad situation out there” he stressed.
INETER stresses that so far the activity in the Telica is much lower than that recorded in 2011.
original in Spanish here–> Científicos del INETER realizan mediciones en el Telica.
So while volcanoes are a big draw for visitors to Nicaragua, guess what, on occasion they act like, well VOLCANOES and send out lots of ash and need to be closely monitored so that if one of them decides to really blow then some warning will be provided to the local inhabitants so they can get out of harm’s way. Let’s hope the monitoring shows further signs of the volcano calming down!