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Arenal volcano sat by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 1657 m / 5,436 ft
Costa Rica, 10.46°N / -84.7°W
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
Arenal webcams / live data
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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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.
Links / Sources:
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
The volcano had shown some increased seismicity at the end of December, but has calmed down again. ... read all
Some elevated internal activity was observed on 29 Dec, but seismic activity has been calm again today. ... read all
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
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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