Telica (Leon, Nicaragua)

Summit crater of Telica volcano.

Volcano: Telica (see Telica at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Telica is a stratovolcano, one of several volcanoes of the Nicaraguan volcanic front. It is located in Telica municipality, in the León department of Nicaragua. One of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, Telica has erupted frequently, and ash from those frequent eruptions keeps the slopes of its cone bare of vegetation. In January and February 2007, there were small ash eruptions producing ash clouds reaching altitudes of 5000 ft (1,8 km).The most recent eruption was in 2011. High temperatures, lack of water access and trail markers make the hike slightly more difficult.

Point of contact for this site:
Tamsin Mather, (Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford)

Number of measurements: 3
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Telica_2303201323/3/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 2, 2014
Telica_080420138/4/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 2, 2014
Telica_2703201327/3/2013 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 13, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Robidoux P. , A. Aiuppa, V. Conde, B. Galle, G. Giudice, G. Avard, A. Muñoz, 2014,First volcanic CO2 budget estimate for three atively degassing volcanoes in the Central American Volcanic Arc , EGU General Assembly_Abstract,

Witt M. L. I. , T. A. Mather, D. M. Pyle, A. Aiuppa, E. Bagnato, and V. I. Tsanev, 2008,Mercury and halogen emissions from Masaya and Telica volcanoes, Nicaragua, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.113, pp. B06203, DOI: 10.1029/2007JB005401

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