World collapses: volcanoes in Italy and Nicaragua erupt

It looks like the holiday season will be busy for fans of weather and geological phenomena. In addition to El NiƱo, which promises to be the most intense since 1998, two volcanoes on opposite sides of the world have erupted at about the same time.

The Etna volcano is on the island of Sicily in Italy and is one of the highest in the world, over 3.3 km high. Despite being very active and constantly erupting, he spent most of the year quietly - the last significant eruption was in May.

However, on the night of Thursday (3), Etna erupted for a short time, but it was enough for sensational images to be recorded. For 50 minutes, the Voragine Crater launched lava more than 1 km high above the rim of the volcano, as well as an ash cloud that reached more than 3 km high.

Etna threw lava from over 1 km in height

110 years sleeping

The night before the Etna eruption, it was the giant Momotombo in Nicaragua that woke up from a sleep that had lasted 110 years. The country's largest volcano has been inactive since 1905, despite some seismic tremors indicating that it could spew lava at any time.

Since 2007, for example, the hydrothermal system of the crater began to heat up, suggesting that magma was moving within the great volcano. Momotombo has been monitored for years - in 1605, to give you an idea, it was responsible for destroying the region's capital.

Already in the 19th century, he was one of the most active in Nicaragua, but for over 110 years he did not expel lava as he did on Monday (30). Local schools have been closed, but fortunately the debris and ashes are settling in very sparsely populated places.

Momotombo has gone 110 years without erupting


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