Volcano Eruption in Nicaragua on February 16 2016 03:10 AM (UTC).
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the Telica volcano, located in the Leon department, erupted at 8:28 a.m. Saturday morning, launching a column of ash and gas some 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) into the air. At least 20 smaller eruptions were recorded at the volcano in the subsequent hours. Ashfall was reported in some nearby communities. About two hours after the first explosion at Telica, the Momotombo volcano - which had been essentially dormant for 100 years before exploding to life in December - launched a column of ash and gas more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) into the air.