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Cerro Tilaran volcano

Updated: Feb 29, 2024 12:56 GMT -
Shield 634 m / 2080 ft
Costa Rica, 10.45°N / -84.98°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Feb 25, 10:26 am (GMT -6)
Feb 25, 16:26 GMT


23 km
29 km (18 mi) to the NE 48 km southeast of San José, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 20, 11:56 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 20, 17:56 GMT


7 km
17 km (10.7 mi) to the N Provincia de Alajuela, 26 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica More
Feb 20, 09:22 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 20, 15:22 GMT


3 km
18 km (11 mi) to the N Provincia de Alajuela, 25 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica More
Friday, February 16, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 16, 01:33 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 16, 07:33 GMT


7 km
15 km (9.5 mi) to the NE 28 km northeast of Canas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica More
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 21, 01:01 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 21, 07:01 GMT


5 km
17 km (10.8 mi) to the SE 27 km southeast of Canas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica More


Cerro Tilarán, also known as Cerro Tovar, is a small andesitic shield volcano that lies at the NW end of the Tilarán Range west of Lake Arenal. The 634-m-high Tilarán volcano rises immediately SW of the town of the same name. The morphologically youthful Tilarán cone is overlain only by tephra deposits from Arenal (maximum age about 7000 years), however an Ar-Ar date of 1 million years was obtained (Alvarado, 2000) and the volcano is of Pleistocene age (Alvarado 2005, pers. comm.). The Tilarán Range, which lies to the west of the main volcanic chain, is a fault-bounded tectonic block of Miocene-Pleistocene andesitic rocks of the Monteverde formation. The densely forested range is renowned for its abundant exotic birds and wildlife.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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