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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): increased rockfalls as possible sign of volcano becoming more active

Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 10:59
10:59 AM | BY: T
OVSICORI mentioned that rockfalls with rumbling noises have increased at the volcano over the past weeks. This could suggest that the volcano has started to wake up from its 3 years of slumber.
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Previous news
Thu, 12 Sep 2013, 08:14
OVSICORI-UNA reported that plumes composed mainly of water vapor rose from the NE and SE edges of Arenal's Crater C on 8 and 9 September. Tremors indicative of hydrothermal and magmatic activity were detected on 8 September. read all
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 17:49
The volcano had shown some increased seismicity at the end of December, but has calmed down again. ... read all
Sun, 30 Dec 2012, 11:05
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. ... read all
Sun, 9 Sep 2012, 09:02
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. ... read all
Mon, 5 Mar 2012, 11:05
Arenal Volcano continued its rest during February 2012 and showed only gas emissions as activity, the latest monthly report of OBSICORI summarizes. ... read all
 

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