Eruption underway at Nicaragua's San Cristobal volcano

CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua (BNO NEWS) – Fresh activity has been recorded at Nicaragua’s highest volcano, according to the U.S. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center on Sunday, saying an eruption is underway.
The San Cristobal Volcano is located near the towns of Chichigalpa and Chinandega, which have a combined population of more than 333,000.
“We have received information suggesting a possible VA (Volcanic Ash) emission,” said an initial statement from the U.S. Volcanic Ash Advisory around 7 p.m. EDT.
A second advisory from the center, around 7.20 p.m. EDT, confirmed an eruption was underway and said an explosion was recorded at 8.15 p.m. GMT (3.15 p.m. EDT).

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