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Cerro Chopo volcano

Updated: Sep 27, 2022 08:23 GMT -
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
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 26, 2022 6:14 pm (GMT -6) (Sep 27, 2022 00:14 GMT)

56 km
19 km (12 mi)
21 km northwest of Canas, Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Sunday, September 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 25, 2022 1:51 pm (GMT -6) (Sep 25, 2022 19:51 GMT)

5 km
27 km (17 mi)
28 km east of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Thursday, September 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 22, 2022 9:37 am (GMT -6) (Sep 22, 2022 15:37 GMT)

80 km
84 km (52 mi)
25 km northwest of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 21, 2022 2:50 am (GMT -6) (Sep 21, 2022 08:50 GMT)

5 km
20 km (12 mi)
Provincia de Alajuela, 26 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 19, 2022 9:26 pm (GMT -6) (Sep 20, 2022 03:26 GMT)

5 km
22 km (14 mi)
Provincia de Alajuela, 28 km northeast of Canas, 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

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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