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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)
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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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Volcano news: Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal volcano (Costa Rica) activity update

Sunday Dec 30, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Seismic recording during 29 Dec 2012 (VACR station, OVSICORI)
Seismic recording during 29 Dec 2012 (VACR station, OVSICORI)
Some elevated internal activity was observed on 29 Dec, but seismic activity has been calm again today.
Previous news
Sunday, Sep 09, 2012
Following the 7.6 earthquake on 5 Sep 2012, there were moderate rock avalanches up to the middle of the flank, mainly from the unstable blocks on the north rim of the crater. [more]
Monday, Mar 05, 2012
Arenal Volcano continued its rest during February 2012 and showed only gas emissions as activity, the latest monthly report of OBSICORI summarizes. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 04, 2010
It was reported that on 24 May a series of incandescent flows were flowing the W flank, towards the lake, reaching a forest. An ash plume was drifting and the N. Arenal National Park was closed briefly because to the activity. [more]
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008
As the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica reports in a press bulletin, on Friday 06, June 2008 at 9:15am (15:15GMT) a large hot avalanche of unknown volume of blocky lava that had been accumulating at the summit since March 2007 rolled down the SW slopes of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica. ... [more]

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