Record details

Title
    The volcano-tectonic evolution of the Miocene Santa Lucía Volcano, Boaco district, Nicaragua
Author
    Buriánek, David
    Hradecký, Petr
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Journal of Geosciences
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 56, č. 2011
Pages
    14
Year
    2011
Thesaurus term
    caldera, volcanostratigraphy, ignimbrite, Santa Lucía Volcano, Nicaraguan Interior Highlands
Keyword
    Boaco
    District
    Evolution
    Lucía
    Miocene
    Nicaragua
    Santa
    Volcano
    Volcano-tectonic
Abstract (in english)
   On the basis of field mapping, petrological and geochemical data, a new model for the evolution of the Santa Lucía Volcano is presented. The first stage consisted of a series of strong Sub-Plinian eruptions, which produced thick ignimbrite units. These events destroyed the pre-existing volcanic edifice. The second stage was dominated by large explosive eruptions producing mainly non-welded dacitic-andesitic ignimbrites. The next resulted in the formation of andesitic lava flows and minor tephra fall-out deposits, covered by voluminous basaltic lavas. Lahars probably triggered by volcanic and/or seismic events represent the final stage of volcanic activity. From the Miocene onwards, volcanic rocks became deeply weathered and locally eroded. Strongly weathered rocks are susceptible to landslides, and surficial modification by post-volcanic slope movements is observed on the slopes of the Santa Lucía Volcano.
Contributor
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
Source format
    R
Import date
    15. 10. 2014