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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: continuing resting phase, gas emissions

Mon, 5 Mar 2012, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
Arenal Volcano continued its rest during February 2012 and showed only gas emissions as activity, the latest monthly report of OBSICORI summarizes.
According to reports from the residents of La Palma on the northern flank and from Castillo on the SW flank, they have not heard nor observed any activity. Only a small section in the upper northeast part of the active crater C showed small gas and steam emissions.
The old crater D showed fumarolic activity, with low emissions of fumes and gases. On February 15, 2012 measurements of CO2 and H2S emissions from vents at the crater floor did not show significant changes, nor the measurements of diffuse emission of CO2 and H2S in the western sector of the volcano, nor those near the hot springs.
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Previous news
Fri, 4 Jun 2010, 08:55
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. ... read all
Wed, 26 May 2010, 12:37
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. ... read all
Tue, 10 Jun 2008, 11:42
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. ... read all
Sat, 15 Dec 2007, 13:08
Arenal, one of the few volcanoes with near-constant activity, continues to be in mild strombolian-type activity. ... read all
Thu, 27 Sep 2007, 19:23
There have been observations of pyroclastic flows that traveled W of Arenal on September 18. Aslo ahs was produced and avalanches have been reported. ... read all

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