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The Concepción Volcano Continues Activity | Dec 6, 2007

The National Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported that the activity of the Concepción Volcano on the island of Ometepe, which started on November 24, continued yesterday, Wednesday December 5. Gasses and ash were emitted, though not of sufficient importance to raise the level of alert.

According to the information given by a spokesperson, small explosions took place at 4:36 P.M. yesterday, followed by small quantities of gas and ash emissions. At 6:17 P.M. a larger emanation of gas took place, accompanied by moderate quantities of ash. This continued in smaller intensity until eight o’clock, when the activity ceased nearly entirely.

The emitted ash was taken by the wind, and reached coastal communities such as San Jorge, Belén, Potosí and Buenos Aires, as well as certain other zones of the island. INETER will provide more information if other significant events are registered.