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Video: San Cristobal Volcano Eruption in Northern Nicaragua

Written by Juliana Rincón Parra On 9 September 2012 @ 0:44 am | 2 Comments

In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Disaster, English, Environment, Film, Latin America, Nicaragua, Spanish, TYPE, Video, Weblog

YouTube's Citizentube has a playlist of user submitted videos showing the dramatic volcanic eruptions of September 8, 2012, in Nicaragua. The San Cristobal volcano [1], the tallest in this Central American country, erupted at 9:02 am on Saturday, releasing steam and ash and causing authorities to evacuate more than 3000 people from Chinandega.

This video [2] shows the ash column rising while those recording wonder about protocols, if they should be evacuating the area:

In this next one [3], the ash column is also seen growing in the neighboring town of Chichigalpa:

In the following one [4], in minute 1:09 a new burst of steam and ash erupt from the volcano, causing the person recording the video to comment that he had never seen the volcano erupt with such strength:

The San Cristobal Volcano erupted at 9am on September 8, 2012 in Nicaragua. Image by Ricci Rich Silva via Twitpic. [5]

The San Cristobal Volcano erupted at 9am on September 8, 2012 in Nicaragua. Image by Ricci Rich Silva via Twitpic.


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[1] San Cristobal volcano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Crist%C3%B3bal_Volcano

[2] This video: http://youtu.be/VlJ6a6GdeNI

[3] this next one: http://youtu.be/QYOBhYQtEEI

[4] the following one: http://youtu.be/qZpD6SMux1Y?t=1m8s

[5] Image: http://twitpic.com/asfux7

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