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Thursday, Sep 26, 2013
A new eruption occurred yesterday morning at the volcano (at 12:50 GMT). A moderate ash explosion took place at the summit crater and produced an ash plume about 1-1.5 km high. ... [more]
Current seismic recording at Telica (TELN station, INETER)
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
Seismic activity with frequent volcanic-tectonic quakes remains above background. A series of small earthquakes with magnitudes up to about 2 has been occurring recently directly under the volcano. [more]

Telica volcano

stratovolcanoes 1061 m / 3,481 ft
Nicaragua, 12.6°N / -86.85°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
Telica webcams / live data
Last update: 26 Sep 2013
Typical eruption style: explosive
Telica volcano eruptions: 2011, 2007, 2006, 2004, 1999-2000, 1994, 1987, 1981-82, 1981, 1976-78, 1975-76, 1969-71, 1966, 1965, 1962, 1951, 1948-49, 1946, 1943-44, 1941(?), 1940, 1939, 1939, 1937-38, 1934, 1929, 1928, 1927, 1918(?), 1907, 1791, 1765, 1743(?), 1685, 1613, 1529, 1527(?)
Last earthquakes nearby:
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 15 Apr
Tue, 15 Apr 16:28 UTCM 1.2 / 4.5 km8 km Nicaragua
Tue, 15 Apr 15:16 UTCM 1.4 / 3.7 km5 km Nicaragua
Tue, 15 Apr 14:50 UTCM 2.2 / 5.5 km6 km Nicaragua
Tue, 15 Apr 13:03 UTCM 2.4 / 12.7 km6 km Nicaragua
Tue, 15 Apr 06:50 UTCM 1.7 / 11.8 km6 km Nicaragua
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Telica, one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua, is a group of overlapping cones and craters on a broad NW line. The most prominent vent is a 700 m wide and 120 m deep double crater at the summit. Its southern summit crater has been the source of Telica's recent eruptions.
The older Santa Clara vent at the SW end of the edifice erupted in 16th century and is now covered with vegetation. Another vent El Liston, immediately SE of Telica, is another volcanic edifice with several nested craters.
Fumaroles and boiling mudpots are found at Hervideros de San Jacinto, SE of Telica. This prominent geothermal area is popular among tourists and the site of nearby geothermal exploration.

2007 eruptions: ash emissions
In January and February 2007, there were small ash eruptions producing ash clouds reaching altitudes of 5000 ft (1,8 km).

1999-2000 eruptions
Telica volcano became active in August 1999. On 10 August 1999, an eruption produced ash fall 20 km WSW of Telica in the city of Chichigalpa.
A lava lake in the summit crater was observed on 18 August. The ash eruptions continued until February 2000 and declined afterwards.

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