Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Telica
The 700-m-wide double summit crater of Telica volcano is seen here in an aerial view from the north with farmlands of the Nicaraguan depression in the background. The 1061-m-high volcano is the highest and most recently active of the Telica volcanic complex. The Telica volcano group consists of several interlocking cones and vents with a general NW alignment. The bench at the lower right and the ridge at the left are remnants of older craters of the complex. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1991.
Volcano Number:344040
Volcano Name:Telica
Country:Nicaragua
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano(es)
Last Eruption:2018
Elevation:1036m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:1079
Pop. within 10km:21990
Pop. within 30km:327294
Pop. within 100km:2982538
Latitude:12.606
Longitude:-86.84



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No eruption data found for this volcano.
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
292 1 2015/11/22 2015/11/22


Data from the Earthchem Portal


Data from the SESAR Database


Data from the MaGa Database
Location: San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal system (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: San Jacinto-Tizate is one of the highest quality geothermal reserves in the world. It is located in northwest Nicaragua, near the city of Leon, approximately 100km north of the capital city of Managua.
Hazard Description: not reported
Type: soil_diffuse_emission
Region: León Department, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Volcanic Complex: San Jacinto-Tizate
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Tizate_01072011 Detail CO2 23.5 0 Mg/d

Location: Telica (View Details at MaGa DB)
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.
Hazard Description: not reported
Type: volcanic_plume
Region: Leon, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Volcanic Complex: Telica
Gas Concentration Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Concentration Unit of Measure
Telica_27032013 Detail H2O/CO2 21.7
Telica_27032013 Detail CO2/SO2 3
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Telica_23032013 Detail CO2 100 0 Mg/d
Telica_08042013 Detail CO2 500 0 Mg/d
Telica_27032013 Detail CO2 132 109 Mg/d
Telica_27032013 Detail SO2 64 34 Mg/d