Nicaragua’s Telica Volcano Spouts Dust After 8 year Hiatus

Nicaragua's Telica volcano, the country's most active, has spat fiery rocks dusting towns with ash.

Nicaragua’s Telica volcano, the country’s most active, has spewed fiery rocks and gases, dusting nearby towns with ash.

The volcano has registered 30 small eruptions since it rumbled to life on Thursday, the strongest yet occurring on Sunday night, according to the Nicaraguan Geological Institute.

‘It spat hot rocks, gas and ash, reaching a height of 400 metres,’ the agency said in a statement.

The flaming rocks caused vegetation on the volcano’s slopes to catch fire, and fiery balls of burning foliage created a spectacle for observers.

The nearby towns of Posoltega and Guanacastal were dusted in ash following the eruptions, though no major damage or injuries were reported.

Telica, which is 1,061 metres high, is located in the foothills of the Maribios, about 112km northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua.

Original Article: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/sthamerica/2015/05/11/nicaraguan-volcano-dusts-towns-in-ash.html#sthash.7XPZ6U2E.KOk7aRIQ.dpuf

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