During the weekend, the volcano has maintained a low micro-seismicity, with a predominance of seismic signals that are associated with small gas explosions, which increased emissions of gases from the volcano crater without currently represent the greatest danger to the population.
At 4:26 on Sunday occurred an earthquake near the Telica, magnitude M 2.2 at a depth of 2.8 kilometers.
Telica, one of Nicaragua’s most active volcanoes, has erupted frequently since the beginning of the Spanish era. This volcano group consists of several interlocking cones and vents with a general NW alignment. Sixteenth-century eruptions were reported at symmetrical Santa Clara volcano at the SW end of the group. However, its eroded and breached crater has been covered by forests throughout historical time, and these eruptions may have originated from Telica, whose upper slopes in contrast are unvegetated. The steep-sided cone of 1061-m-high Telica is truncated by a 700-m-wide double crater; the southern crater, the source of recent eruptions, is 120 m deep. El Liston, immediately SE of Telica, has several nested craters. The fumaroles and boiling mudpots of Hervideros de San Jacinto, SE of Telica, form a prominent geothermal area frequented by tourists, and geothermal exploration has occurred nearby.
January 13, 2016. Telica, Nicaragua :
Source : Ineter
Photo : El Mondo