Arenal volcan

Stratovolcano 1657 m / 5,436 ft

Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 29 févr. 2020
Arenal volcano seen from Rio Caliente
Arenal volcano seen from Rio Caliente

Arenal, 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.

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Style éruptif tipique: Explosive. Near continuous strombolian activity, occasional major explosive events and lava flows.
Eruptions du volcan Arenal: Ca. 1350 (large, sub-Plinian eruption), 1530, 1750, 1915(?), 1922, 1968 (major explosion), 1968-ongoing activity (as of 2010)

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
samedi, 23. octobre 2021 16:15 GMT (2 séismes)
23 oct. 2021 10:15 (GMT -6) (23. oct. 2021 16:15 GMT)
3.0

4 km
41 km (25 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)
2.9

3 km
37 km (23 mi)
Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, 36 km au sud-est de San Jose, Costa Rica
mardi, 19. octobre 2021 23:11 GMT (1 séisme)
19 oct. 2021 17:11 (GMT -6) (19. oct. 2021 23:11 GMT)
2.6

49 km
38 km (24 mi)
34 Km Al Norte De Poro, Costa Rica
mercredi, 13. octobre 2021 12:01 GMT (2 séismes)
13 oct. 2021 06:01 (GMT -6) (13. oct. 2021 12:01 GMT)
3.0

150 km
22 km (14 mi)
Costa Rica: 54 Km Al Sur De San Carlos, Nicaragua
13 oct. 2021 06:01 (GMT -6) (13. oct. 2021 12:01 GMT)
3.6

161 km
18 km (11 mi)
Costa Rica: 7 Km Al Noroeste De Venado, San Carlos.

Introduction

Volcán Arenal, a beautiful, 1657-m high conical andesitic stratovolcano near Lake Arena, is the youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica. It is famous for a large explosive eruption in 1968 that killed several people and threw incandescent bombs to 5 km distance from the vent.
Arenal lies along a volcanic chain where activity has migrated to the NW over the past 2 million years, from the late-Pleistocene Los Perdidos lava domes through the Pleistocene-to-Holocene Chato volcano, which contains a 500-m-wide, lake-filled summit crater. The earliest known eruptions of Arenal took place about 7000 years ago, and it was active simulataneously with Cerro Chato volcano until the activity of Chato ended about 3500 years ago.
Growth of Arenal has been characterized by periodic major explosive eruptions at several-hundred-year intervals and periods of lava effusion that armor the cone. Arenal's most recent eruptive period began with a major explosive eruption in 1968. Continuous explosive activity accompanied by slow lava effusion and the occasional emission of pyroclastic flows has occurred since then from vents at the summit and on the upper western flank.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


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