Cerro Chopo volcano

Pyroclastic cone 402 m / 1319 ft
Costa Rica, 10.47°N / -85.07°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cerro Chopo volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 de julio del 2021 4:24 am (23 Jul 2021 10:24:00 GMT)

11 km
29 km (18 mi)
Bagaces, 25 km east of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
21 de julio del 2021 4:20 pm (21 Jul 2021 22:20:00 GMT)

30 km
47 km (29 mi)
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km west of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
21 Jul 2021 05:33:52 GMT

117 km
38 km (24 mi)
Guatuso, 48 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
20 de julio del 2021 11:33 pm (21 Jul 2021 05:33:00 GMT)

132 km
33 km (21 mi)
Guatuso, 49 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jul 2021 11:48:30 GMT

35 km
39 km (24 mi)
Nicoya, 35 km south of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica


The small pyroclastic cone Cerro Chopo (also known by the religious names of Anunciación, Coronación, or Asunción) lies south of the main Guanacaste Range and north of the city of Canas. The 250-m-high basaltic pyroclastic cone was constructed over regional ignimbrites and andesitic lava flows. The crater is oriented to the NW and was the source of olivine-basaltic lava flows. Cerro Chopo was roughly estimated by Alvarado (2000) to be of late Pleistocene age (perhaps 40,000-10,000 years old). The interior of the cone, which lies along the well-traveled road from Canas to Tilarán, has been exposed by quarrying for road construction materials. Another small isolated cinder cone of similar age, Corobici, lies along the Río Corobici to the west.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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