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Light eruption at the Telica Volcano | Jan 9, 2007

The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported a light eruption at the Telica Volcano today (Tuesday, January 9). The volcanic activity started at 2:55 PM.

This phenomenon included explosions in the principal crater and the expulsion of gasses and smoke, which were airlifted to an elevation of 500 meters above the cater of the Telica Volcano (which is located at 1,061 meters above mean sea level). From here the material was even further lifted due to the strong wind to a maximum height of 3,000 meters above the soil.

According to INETER there is no evidence that suggests a major eruption. The current events have not caused an alarming situation in the local communities, and the intensity of the gas expulsions has gradually diminished since the activity started.

The last eruption of the active Telica Volcano took place in 1999. Back then there was no catastrophic situation either. For more information about volcanoes in Nicaragua, read our Volcano Special. More information about the current events - including pictures and videos of the Telica - can be found at the website of INETER.