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Definition of Telúrico

Adjective that is used to refer to what is related to planet earth or the ground. 


It is used to identify  seismic movements that occur in certain geographic areas. It is also known as “movimiento telúrico” (telluric movement).

“Un evento telúrico” (telluric event) refers, in some cases, to a volcanic eruption, which consists of an explosion of lava and toxic gases that expels an active volcano. 


  1. Underground
  2. Relative to the land


The word Telúrico has its origin in the Latin tellus, which in Spanish means earth. For this reason, the term is associated with everything that is relative to the planet or that happens from the subsoil and has consequences on the surface.

The telluric movement  is an event of nature that happens inside the earth but that transcends on the surface, causing strong shaking or tremors that affect everything that is on it.

The volcanic eruption is one of the  most devastating telluric events because it destroys everything in its path, if the eruption happens very close to the sea it can cause tsunamis.


Earth, Venus and Mercury are classified as “planetas telúricos”  because they are made up of compact elements with a surface characterized by a high number of condensations. 

Telluric planets are classified as active and inactive, the earth is curiously identified as the only telluric planet with accelerated activity.

Tellurism is a literary and other movement that is interpreted as the native influence of the land on the culture within each individual or population.