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Cerro las Mercedes volcano

Pyroclastic cone 190 m / 623 ft
Costa Rica, 10.97°N / -84.35°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cerro las Mercedes volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Cerro las Mercedes (also known as Cono Mercedes) is a cinder cone of late-Pleistocene age that lies along the Caribbean coastal plain near the border with Nicaragua. The cone lies just west of the Río San Juan near the point where the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border no longer follows the Río San Juan and extends westward south of the river. Leucite-bearing bombs and lapilli of potassic alkaline basaltic composition cover an area of about 1 km2.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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