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‎Nicaragua’s volcano erupts 1st time in 110 years



The Momotombo Volcano in Nicaragua has erupted for the first time since 1905.

Although volcanoes can experience periods of dormancy and activity, very little is known about why a volcano might stay quiet for 110 years and then rumble back to life, said Erik Klemetti, a volcanologist at Denison University in Ohio.

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“There is no ‘norm’ for volcanoes, because it’s all going to be up to the individual systems,” Klemetti told Live Science.

Momotombo is a cone-shaped stratovolcano
(a cone-shaped volcano composed of layers of lava and ash) near León, Nicaragua. The same fiery geology that powers the volcano also powers a geothermal plant nearby.

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