Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua


Vigorous ash emissions have been observed rising from Nicaragua's Telica volcano on September 1, 2021.

According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash clouds were observed on webcam imagery rising up to 2.1 km (7 000 feet) above sea level at 14:20 UTC, drifting NE and ENE. Meteorological clouds obscured the summit in GOES-16 satellite imagery, the center added.1

Ash emissions continued through 20:00 UTC and most likely trough 01:20 UTC on September 2 when they were obscured by dense meteorological clouds.

"Earlier volcanic ash emissions dissipated near summit level but new emissions are possible overnight and expected to be similar in size and dissipate near the summit," the center reported at 01:54 UTC.

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An uptick in activity has been observed at the volcano starting on Monday, November 30, 2020, with low-level ash emissions and dozens of explosions at regular rates. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, including El Panal, Cristo Rey, Los Cocos, and Los Ángeles​.2


1 Washington VAAC – Telica – Nicaragua – FVXX20 KNES 011443 – VA ADVISORY DTG: 20210901/1443Z

2 At least 50 explosions in 9 hours at Telica volcano, Nicaragua – The Watchers

Featured image credit: Canal 12 Nicaragua


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