Estelí

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  • Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua
  • Fissure vent(s)
  • Unknown
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  • 13.17°N
  • 86.4°W

  • 899 m
    2949 ft

  • 344131
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Estelí. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Incer J, 1987. . (pers. comm.).

McBirney A R, Williams H, 1965. Volcanic history of Nicaragua. Univ Calif Pub Geol Sci, 55: 1-65.

Fresh-looking, sparsely vegetated lava flows mostly erupted from fissure vents are located in valleys in the northern interior highlands between the town of Estelí and the border with Honduras. McBirney and Williams (1965) considered basaltic flows in this area to be certainly of Quaternary, and possibly of Holocene age. The lava flows near Estelí were faulted and slightly tilted during formation of the Estelí structural basin. Other youthful basaltic lava flows, one of which was erupted from the Bonete de Carrao cone, are located between Estelí and Jinotega. Well-preserved cones are also located in the area west and south of Ocotal. Some of the youthful lava flows in northern Nicaragua contain granitic xenoliths and xenocrysts of quartz.