MANAGUA, Nicaragua – A volcano (search) on an island in a lake in southwestern Nicaragua erupted at least four times Thursday, spewing ash that fell some 10 miles away, officials said.
The 5,282-foot tall Concepcion Volcano (search) is on the island of Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua that is popular with adventure tourists. No one was injured by the eruptions.
Seismologist Virginia Tenorio said the explosions caused ash to rain down on the island's 10,000 residents.
The volcano is one of two on the island, 60 miles southeast of Managua, the Nicaraguan capital. The other, Maderas Volcano (search), is dormant.
Concepcion Volcano has registered 17 eruptions since 1883. The last was in 1999.