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Platanar volcano

Stratovolcanoes 2267 m / 7,438 ft
Costa Rica, 10.3°N / -84.37°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: sin especificar
Erupciones del volcán Platanar: unknown, no recent eruptions
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
Thu, 20 Jun 08:17 UTCM 4.0 / 81 km18 km12 km al Oeste de Tapesco, Zarcero. (Costa Rica)
Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Fri, 14 Jun 05:49 UTCM 2.9 / 88 km7 km4 km al Sur de Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos. (Costa Rica)
Sat, 8 Jun 2019
Sat, 8 Jun 18:43 UTCM 2.6 / 19 km6 km4 km al Sur de Ciudad Quesada. (Costa Rica)
Sun, 2 Jun 2019
Sun, 2 Jun 19:25 UTCM 3.8 / 111 km23 kmCosta Rica
Fri, 17 May 2019
Fri, 17 May 08:04 UTCM 2.9 / 55 km4 km5 km al Sur de Aguas Zarcas, San Carlos. (Costa Rica)
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Background:

The Platanar volcanic center is the NW-most volcano in the Cordillera Central of Costa Rica. The massive complex covers about 900 sq km and is dominated by two largely Pleistocene stratovolcanoes, Platanar and Porvenir. These volcanoes were constructed within the Pleistocene Chocosuela caldera, which may have formed during a major slope failure. The 2183-m-high Cerro Platanar volcano (known locally as Volcán Congo) on the north side of the complex has prehistorical lava flows on its western flanks and is the youngest volcanic center. The highest peak of the complex is 2267-m-high Porvenir volcano, whose summit crater lies 3 km south of Platanar. A thin layer of phreatic ash suggested that an eruption from Platanar occurred within the past few thousand years (Stine and Banks, 1991). The Aguas Zarcas group of nine basaltic cinder cones, located on the north flank of the Platanar-Porvenir complex to as low as 160 m altitude, is in part Holocene in age.
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