Telica volcano (Nicaragua), eruption news & updates:
Telica volcano (Nicaragua): new explosion, 3km ash plume
Thu, 28 May 2015, 01:5201:52 AM | BY: T
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:
Telica's eruption seen by the INETER webcam
Several smaller explosions and phases of calm ash venting followed this event. Ash falls were noted in up to 15 km distance to the SW, in areas of the villages Posolega and Quezalguaque.
So far it is unclear whether the explosions are the result of phreatic or hydrothermal activity, i.e. caused by pressurized fluids in the shallow hydrothermal system, or whether they are result of new magma reaching the surface.
For now, INETER has not found evidence of fresh magmatic material in the deposits of the explosions - all ash and blocks are fragmented older rocks from near the surface - and the accompanying seismicity has been very shallow. This would favor the first scenario.
Fri, 22 May 2015, 15:17
Several new explosions occurred during the past days, some of which showered the volcano's summit cone with incandescent material. ... read all
Mon, 11 May 2015, 09:09
Several small explosions with ash emissions have occurred from the volcano's summit vent since 8 May. read all
Thu, 26 Sep 2013, 08:36
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. read all
Mon, 5 Aug 2013, 16:07
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. ... read all