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:2016
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
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
344040 Telica 10899 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Historical Observations 1527
344040 Telica 10900 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 1529
344040 Telica 10901 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1613
344040 Telica 10902 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1685
344040 Telica 10903 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1743
344040 Telica 10904 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1765
344040 Telica 10905 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1791/1/24
344040 Telica 10907 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1907
344040 Telica 10908 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1918
344040 Telica 10909 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1919/10/26
344040 Telica 10910 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1927 1927
344040 Telica 10911 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1928
344040 Telica 10912 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 1929 1929
344040 Telica 10913 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1934
344040 Telica 10914 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1937 1938
344040 Telica 10915 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1939 1939
344040 Telica 10916 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1939 1939
344040 Telica 10917 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1940 1940
344040 Telica 10918 Uncertain Eruption 1941
344040 Telica 10919 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1943 1944
344040 Telica 10920 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1946 1946
344040 Telica 10921 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1948 1948
344040 Telica 10922 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1948 1949
344040 Telica 10923 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1951/7/15 1951/10/15
344040 Telica 10924 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1962/1/16 1962/1/16
344040 Telica 10925 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1965/1/16 1965/1/28
344040 Telica 10926 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1966/6/16 1966/6/16
344040 Telica 10927 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1969/2/11 1971/12/16
344040 Telica 10928 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1975/5/16 1976/3/16
344040 Telica 10929 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1976/11/3 1978/1/16
344040 Telica 10930 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1981/2/16
344040 Telica 10931 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1981/11/25 1982/3/2
344040 Telica 10932 Confirmed Eruption 1 Vent in NE corner of crater Historical Observations 1987/11/16 1987/11/16
344040 Telica 10933 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1994/7/31 1994/8/12
344040 Telica 10934 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1999/5/21 2000/9/6
344040 Telica 10935 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2001/1/17 2001/12/19
344040 Telica 10936 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 2002/10/17
344040 Telica 10937 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2004/3/31 2004/3/31
344040 Telica 10938 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2004/11/5 2005/1/29
344040 Telica 10939 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2006/8/4 2006/8/6
344040 Telica 10940 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2006/12/11 2007/2/17
344040 Telica 10941 Uncertain Eruption 1 2007/6/12 2007/6/12
344040 Telica 10942 Confirmed Eruption 1 ? Historical Observations 2007/10/28 2008/2/18
344040 Telica 10943 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2008/7/5 2008/7/5
344040 Telica 20823 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2011/3/7 2011/6/14
344040 Telica 21074 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2015/5/7 2015/5/28
344040 Telica 21097 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2015/9/23 2016/5/11
344040 Telica 22195 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2013/9/25 2013/9/25
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


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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