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Volcanoes of Costa Rica
Map showing Costa Rica's most active volcanoes and the location of the plate boundary between the subducting Pacific and the overriding Carribean plate. (Base map created using Jules Verne UNAVCO map tool featuring Face of the Earth (TM)).
Map showing Costa Rica's most active volcanoes and the location of the plate boundary between the subducting Pacific and the overriding Carribean plate. (Base map created using Jules Verne UNAVCO map tool featuring Face of the Earth (TM)).

Latest news:

Explosion from Turrialba volcano at 04:12 local time yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
OVSICORI-UNA reported that surveillance cameras observed an eruption producing ash emissions at 08:18 local time yesterday. Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 11,286 ft (3,440 m) and took place less than 1 minute. ... [mehr]
Turrialba volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
On 25 and 26 June OVSICORI-UNA recorded 3 small emissions of ash that lasted at intervals of 5 to 15 minutes. ... [mehr]
 
Arenal
(Stratovolcano)
Arenal volcano seen from Rio CalienteArenal, a major tourist attraction in Costa Rica, is one of the most active volcanoes of Central America. Since a major eruption in 1968, it has been in near-continuous activity building a lava dome and displaying mild explosive activity from the summit crater. [mehr]

Barva
(Complex volcano)
[mehr]

Cerro Chopo
(Pyroclastic cone)
[mehr]

Cerro las Mercedes
(Pyroclastic cone)
[mehr]

Cerro San Miguel
(Lava dome)
[mehr]

Cerro Tilaran
(Shield)
[mehr]

Durika
(Lava dome(s))
[mehr]

Irazu
(Stratovolcano)
Irazú (3432 m) immediately east of the capital San José is Costa Rica's highest and one of its most active volcanoes. Tephra fall (ash) during the last major eruption of Irazú in 1963-65 caused heavy damage to infrastructure and life in San José and its surroundings. [mehr]

Isla del Coco
(Shield)
[mehr]

Laguna Poco Sol
(Explosion crater(?))
[mehr]

Lomas de Colorado
(Shield(s))
[mehr]

Lomas de Sierpe
(Shield(s))
[mehr]

Los Perdidos
(Caldera)
[mehr]

Miravalles
(Stratovolcano)
[mehr]

Orosí
(Stratovolcanoes)
[mehr]

Platanar
(Stratovolcanoes)
[mehr]

Poas
(Stratovolcano)
Poás is one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes, and one of its most frequently visited and prominent ones. It contains a green acid crater lake and during some of its frequent phreatic eruptions, water from the lake is ejected like a geyser. [mehr]

Rincón de la Vieja
(Complex volcano)
Rincón de la Vieja is the largest volcano in NW Costa Rica and one of its most active ones. [mehr]

Tenorio
(Stratovolcanoes)
[mehr]

Tortuguero
(Pyroclastic cone)
[mehr]

Turrialba
(Stratovolcano)
Turrialba Vulkan Irazu gesehenTurrialba (3340 m) ist der östlichste der aktiven Vulkane Costa Ricas. Er ist ein großer Stratovulkan mit einem Komplex von 3 Gipfelkratern. Seine Flanken sind weitgehend von landwirtschaftlichen Flächen und Wäldern bedeckt.
Nach dem bis 2006 letzten Ausbruch im Jahr 1866 be... [mehr]

Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country but has a lot of active volcanoes aligned like pearls on a chain, caused by the NE subduction of the Pacific tectonic plate under the Carribean plate. Among the country's most active volcanoes are Arenal, Poás and Irazú volcanoes.
 

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