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Latest news:
Phreatic eruption at Poás on 30 Sep 2019 (image: OVSICORI_UNA webcam)
Thursday, Oct 03, 2019
OVSICORI-UNA reported that during 16-26 September sulfur dioxide emissions from Poás drifted W and NE, causing a sulfur odor in Alajuela, Heredia, San José, and Cartago. Acidic rain was recorded at the official’s house in the Poás Volcano National Park (PNVP) on 23 September and at Universidad Nacional Costa Rica (UNA) in Heredia on 26 September. ... [Leer más]
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 30 May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [Leer más]
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [Leer más]
Monday, Mar 18, 2019
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Thursday, Feb 21, 2019
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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)).
 

Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Arenal | Barva | Irazu | Miravalles | Orosí | Platanar | Poas | Rincón de la Vieja | Tenorio | Turrialba
Costa Rica es un país pequeño pero una gran cantidad de volcanes activos se ha alineado como perlas en una cadena, causado por la subducción NE de la placa tectónica del Pacífico bajo la placa del Caribe. Entre los volcanes más activos del país son volcanes Arenal, Poás e Irazú.
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. [màs]

Barva
(Complex volcano)
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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. [màs]

Miravalles
(Stratovolcano)
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Orosí
(Stratovolcanoes)
[màs]

Platanar
(Stratovolcanoes)
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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. [màs]

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. [màs]

Tenorio
(Stratovolcanoes)
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Turrialba
(Stratovolcano)
Turrialba volcano seen from IrazuTurrialba (3340 m) is the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volcanoes. It is a large stratovolcano with a complex of 3 summit craters and its flanks mostly covered by farmland and forest. vegetation. After its previous eruption in 1866, signs of unrest started in 2006 and new ph... [màs]
 

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