Logo link to homepage

Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04111

Telica, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, has erupted frequently since the time of the Spanish conquest.  The Telica volcano group consists of several interlocking cones and vents with a general NW alignment.  Telica itself, seen here in an aerial view from the NE, is a steep-sided cone with a 700-m-wide double crater.  The steaming NE crater, the source of recent eruptions, is 120 m deep.  The rim of an older crater of the Telica complex forms the ridge at the lower left.    Photo by Robert Citron, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Telica, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, has erupted frequently since the time of the Spanish conquest. The Telica volcano group consists of several interlocking cones and vents with a general NW alignment. Telica itself, seen here in an aerial view from the NE, is a steep-sided cone with a 700-m-wide double crater. The steaming NE crater, the source of recent eruptions, is 120 m deep. The rim of an older crater of the Telica complex forms the ridge at the lower left.

Photo by Robert Citron, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).


Telica