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Arenal volcano (Costa Rica): strong eruption on 25 May, National Park closed

Wed, 26 May 2010, 12:37
12:37 PM |
Arenal volcano in Costa Rica had a stronger explosive and/or effusive eruption around 1pm on 25 June. According to various news sources, explosions produced 8 ash avalances (or lava flows) and promted the evacuation of parts of the Arenal National Park. Although almost constantly active during the past decades, the last major eruption of Arenal was in 1968 when 89 people got killed.

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Wed, 26 May 2010, 06:00

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

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. ... Read all
Wed, 19 May 2010, 06:00

Arenal volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 19 May-25 May 2010 (New Activity / Unrest)

According to news articles, an eruption from Arenal on 24 May produced gas and ash emissions as well as multiple lava flows, prompting the evacuation of Arenal National Park. ... Read all
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Arenal volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
Arenal volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
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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