Uploaded on 8 sep 2012 by dutchsince
‘MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaragua’s highest volcano belched an ash plume up to 3 miles (5 km) into the atmosphere on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of nearby residents.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. But the government issued a yellow alert, indicating emergency plans had been activated.
The plume formed a cloud extending 30-miles (48 km) from the 5,725-foot (1,745-meter) San Cristobal volcano, which is about 95 miles (154 km) north of the capital Managua in the country’s volcano-dotted northwest, said the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies…’