Cerro Tilaran volcano

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

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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
33 km (21 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
28 km (17 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
47 km (29 mi)
Nicoya, 35 km south of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 de julio del 2021 2:44 am (19 Jul 2021 08:44:00 GMT)

137 km
24 km (15 mi)
Guatuso, 37 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica


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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