lava lake

lava lake

Masaya volcano lava lake. Timelapse, HD, 4K, Slow Motion video

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Masaya volcano is located to the south of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Whilst the volcano is capable of massive explosive eruptions and of emplacement of large volume lava flows, recent activity has involved the generation of short-lived lava lakes in the main crater. The current lava like has been growing in size since late 2015. The current material was obtained in April 2016 thanks to the kind assistance of Dr W. Strauch / INETER and the government of Nicaragua. The volcano is also infamous since it is reported that during the Somosa dictatorship, political prisoners from the nearby prison were disposed of in the active crater of the volcano.