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Telica's eruption seen by the INETER webcam
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After a week of calm, a new phase of explosive activity occurred yesterday at the volcano, beginning with a moderately large explosion at 12:02 local time. An ash plume rose approx. 3 km above the summit: ... [more]
Eruption at Telica volcano on 20 May
Friday, May 22, 2015
Several new explosions occurred during the past days, some of which showered the volcano's summit cone with incandescent material. [more]

Telica volcano

stratovolcanoes 1061 m / 3,481 ft
Nicaragua, 12.6°N / -86.85°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Last update: 28 May 2015 (sporadic ash emissions and explosions)
Typical eruption style: explosive
Telica volcano eruptions: 2015, 2013, 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(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 31 Jul
Fri, 31 Jul 06:02 UTCM 1.4 / 5.1 km7 km Nicaragua
Sun, 19 Jul
Sun, 19 Jul 09:25 UTCM 4.5 / 14 km10 km Nicaragua
Sun, 19 Jul 02:45 UTCM 2.1 / 10.1 km10 km Nicaragua
Sun, 19 Jul 02:08 UTCM 2.5 / 10 km9 km Nicaragua
Thu, 16 Jul
Thu, 16 Jul 09:46 UTCM 2.7 / 57.2 km26 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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