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Arenal volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 26 May-1 June 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 26 May 2010, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
OVSICORI-UNA reported that on 24 May a series of incandescent flows descended the W flank, towards the lake, reaching the forest. An ash plume drifted N. Arenal National Park was closed briefly due to the activity.

Source: Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica-Universidad Nacional (OVSICORI-UNA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2010. Report on Arenal. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 26 May-1 June 2010. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Arenal volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
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Arenal volcano
Stratovolcano 1657 m / 5,436 ft
Costa Rica, 10.46°N / -84.7°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Arenal volcano eruptions:
1968-2011, 1968 (major explosion), 1922, 1915(?), 1750, 1530, around 1350 (large, sub-Plinian eruption)
Typical eruption style
Explosive. Near continuous strombolian activity, occasional major explosive events and lava flows.
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