Nicaragua: Army evacuating up to 3,000 people at risk due to San Cristobal explosion

Posted on September 8, 2012 • Filed under: Earthquake, Nicaragua, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

SAN CRISTOBAL VOLCANO EXPLOSION – EVACUATIONS reported that between 2,800 and 3,000 people are at risk of being affected by the gases released in the past three explosions San Cristobal volcano, according to the National System for Prevention, Mitigation and Attention to Disasters (SINAPRED).

The families of the communities of the bag, the Chonco, The Pinch, Versailles, Apastepe are being moved to temporary shelters in Chichigalpa by members of Army of Nicaragua.

The first explosion occurred at 8:45 am and the last in the report was at 9:05 am

Nicaragua’s military mobilized a first contingent of 60 troops who joined 60 local military force. Defense is shifting Civill 24 vehicles with more than 120 personnel working in the mobilization effort.

INETER Specialists arrive at San Cristobal volcano to make monitoring and measurements to determine the evolution of the behavior of the volcano. Read Article

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