Rincón de la Vieja volcan

Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)

Condition actuelle: en vigilance - niveau agité (2 sur 5)
Last update: 29 sept. 2021 (Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Yellow)

Rincón de la Vieja is the largest volcano in NW Costa Rica and one of its most active ones.

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Eruptions du volcan Rincón de la Vieja: 1529(?), 1765, 1844, 1849, 1851(?), 1853-54, 1860, 1861-63, 1902(?), 1912, 1917(?), 1922, 1966-67, 1969, 1969, 1970, 1983, 1984, 1985-86, 1987, 1991-92, 1995, 1998 (Feb.-Sep.)

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
mardi, 26. octobre 2021 09:40 GMT (1 séisme)
26 oct. 2021 03:40 (GMT -6) (26. oct. 2021 09:40 GMT)

3 km
3.7 km (2.3 mi)
21 km au nord-est de Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
lundi, 25. octobre 2021 07:47 GMT (1 séisme)
25 oct. 2021 01:47 (GMT -6) (25. oct. 2021 07:47 GMT)

85 km
34 km (21 mi)
39 km au nord-ouest de Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
samedi, 23. octobre 2021 16:15 GMT (2 séismes)
23 oct. 2021 10:15 (GMT -6) (23. oct. 2021 16:15 GMT)

4 km
38 km (24 mi)
Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, 34 km au sud-est de San Jose, Costa Rica
23 oct. 2021 10:00 (GMT -6) (23. oct. 2021 16:00 GMT)

3 km
43 km (27 mi)
Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, 36 km au sud-est de San Jose, Costa Rica
jeudi, 21. octobre 2021 12:05 GMT (1 séisme)
21 oct. 2021 06:05 (GMT -6) (21. oct. 2021 12:05 GMT)

5 km
47 km (29 mi)
Guatuso, Provincia de Alajuela, 26 km au nord-est de Canas, Costa Rica


It is a remote volcanic complex in the Guanacaste Range, consisting of an elongated, arcuate NW-SE-trending ridge that was constructed within the 15-km-wide, about 9,000 years-old Guachipelín caldera, whose rim is exposed on the south side.
Rincón de la Vieja, sometimes known as the "Colossus of Guanacaste," has an estimated volume of 130 cu km and contains at least 9 major eruptive centers.
Activity has migrated to the SE, where the youngest-looking craters are located. The twin cone of 1916-m-high Santa María volcano, the highest peak of the Rincón complex, is located at the eastern end of a smaller, 5-km-wide caldera and has a 500-m-wide crater.
A plinian eruption producing the 0.25 cu km Río Blanca tephra about 3500 years ago was the last major magmatic eruption from the volcano. All subsequent eruptions, including numerous historical eruptions possibly dating back to the 16th century, have been from the prominent crater containing a 500-m-wide acid lake (known as the Active Crater) located ENE of Von Seebach crater.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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