San Cristobal Volcano Sends Ash Cloud Above Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s San Cristobal volcano erupted and sent plumes of smoke and ash into the air above the city of Chinandega on March 9.

Video taken by Jorge Obando shows ash clouds rising above the volcano.

According to Nicaragua’s National System for the Prevention, Mitigation, and Attention of Disasters, a volcanic explosion was registered at 1.26 pm on March 9, expelling gas and ashes. Credit: Jorge Obando via Storyful