Evacuation order issued for residents living near Nicaragua’s San Cristobal volcano

December 27, 2012MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities say they’ve ordered the evacuation of some 300 families living on the flanks of the country’s highest volcano after it began spewing hot gas and ash Tuesday. Some 1,500 farmers living on the slopes of the San Cristobal volcano refused to leave, despite being ordered to evacuate as the volcano spewed gas, sand and ash. “People have not evacuated because we do not want to go and leave the area abandoned,” Maria Pereira told AFP. Pereira lives in “Grecia 4,” a community of about 600 people at the base of the volcano, in the Chinandega department. She said columns of ash “bathed the trees, houses, and roads in white” and “pretty sand fell” in the morning. She said by early afternoon volcanic activity had decreased, though in the evening new columns of ash shot up. In another community near the volcano, Bethlehem, some farmers resisted efforts of Civil Defence officials to convince them to obey the evacuation order.Federal government spokeswoman and first lady Rosario Murillo told a local radio station that a yellow alert was declared Wednesday in a 1.8-mile radius around the San Cristobal volcano to allow the evacuation of residents who would be at highest risk during a significant eruption. Murillo said 15 eruptions had been recorded over the last day at the volcano northeast of the capital of Managua. She said the volcano has emitted regular small eruptions, but larger ones are unpredictable. Authorities had wanted to move the closest residents away from the volcano as a precaution. –Chanel News Asia
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3 Responses to Evacuation order issued for residents living near Nicaragua’s San Cristobal volcano

  1. engineear says:

    Wow…anyone remember Pompeii?

  2. johnpaily says:

    We are paying the price of our ignorance of energy cycle of nature and our mismanagement of the environment. Two basic and simultaneous opposing forces govern the energy cycle of nature and sustain the climate. When Sun and its force [light/heat] unwinds on one side of earth, earth [matter] and its force winds or cools the other side. The cyclic climatic change manifest when these two principle force give way to one another smoothly over period of time. When environmental heat is pushed up unilaterally and time period given to earth to cool is shortened it breaks the principle and design on which nature functions. This leads to Accelerated Climate Change leading huge destruction by fire/wind, flash floods/ snows and earth quakes. The end event would be huge volcanic eruptions that can cripple civilization and cool earth. Nature is not designed for human self and nations oil based economic interest and power – awaken we are on the edge. Knowledge can help us survive and enter the Golden Age – We need to review and redefine the knowledge on which we are founded and act to survive and live on. Someone help me spread the knowledge. It is life time work without self and obtained by Grace- http://www.scribd.com/doc/114273537/Climate-Change-and-Its-Relation-to-Energy

  3. Dianne Ford says:

    Holy Cow! People are scared that someone or somebody will get their property, but do not think that this volcano will erupt and kill them, good thinking but have lived under that threat for eons so they will not leave their land!

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