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Telica volcano (Nicaragua): Explosion with ash-laden eruption plume on Thursday morning 21 June 2018
Friday Jun 22, 2018 16:56 PM | IS
Telica volcano in Nicaragua had a small eruption on Thursday morning 21 June 2018. The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Ineter) reports that the explosion expelled abundant gases, ash, sand and some rocks as well as an eruption column that rose to 500 meters above the crater rim before moving to the east and south – southwest. The fragments of ejected rocks fell near the crater whereas some sandy material and ashes reached the communities Los Manglares, Las Marías, Pozo Viejo, El Porvenir and Monte de los Olivos.
Image of the ash plume that rose above Telica volcano after the explosion on Thursday morning 21 June, 2018 (photo from Facebook page ‘Tornados no Brasil tracking’)
After this explosion the volcano continued to emitting gases, but Ineter stated that this is part of the normal activity of an active volcano such as the Telica and that for the moment this type of activity does not represent a danger for the population. Last March there was a seismic swarm recorded around Telica volcano of magnitude 2.1 to 2.8 at depths between one and six kilometers, followed by periods with weak ash emissions and night-time glow in early April and May.
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Monday, May 09, 2016
During the past days(in particular since 6 May), activity of the volcano seems to have increased. The nightly glow from the crater has become stronger and intermittent weak ash emissions also occurred in the past days. ... read all
Friday, Apr 08, 2016
The activity of the volcano remains elevated, with little changes over the past days. Bright incandescence inside the crater and mild to moderate degassing, sometimes with light ash content, are visible at the surface. ... read all
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016
After a period of several days of calm, lava glow has again become visible over night from the crater; during the day, increased degassing can be noted. read all
Friday, Mar 04, 2016
The volcano has remained mostly calm during the past 24 hours. Sporadic weak ash emissions occurred at night, but glow could no longer be seen from the crater. ... read all