Friday, July 29, 2005
Nicaragua island sees surprising eruption
The 5,282-foot tall Concepcion Volcano is on the island of Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua that is popular with adventure tourists. No one was injured by the eruptions.
Seismologist Virginia Tenorio said the explosions caused ash to rain down on the island's 10,000 residents.
The volcano is one of two on the island, 60 miles southeast of Managua, the Nicaraguan capital. The other, Maderas Volcano, is dormant.
Concepcion Volcano has registered 17 eruptions since 1883. The last was in 1999.