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Telica volcano

Stratovolcano(es) 1061 m / 3,481 ft
Nicaragua, 12.6°N / -86.85°W
Current status: menor actividad o una advertencia erupción (3 out of 5)
Last update: 7 Dec 2020 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Telica volcano (image: GVP)

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.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Telica: 2016, 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(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

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Fri, 5 Mar 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
4 mar 2021 23:07 (GMT -6) (5 Mar 2021 05:07:11 GMT)
3.3

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153 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 131 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
Thu, 4 Mar 2021 (GMT) (4 temblores)
4 mar 2021 17:54 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 23:54:48 GMT)
2.7

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97 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 68 km al oeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
4 mar 2021 09:05 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 15:05:11 GMT)
2.7

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109 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 78 km al oeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
4 mar 2021 06:39 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 12:39:09 GMT)
2.6

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124 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 93 km al oeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 18:38 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 00:38:55 GMT)
2.8

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75 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 53 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua


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.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

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