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Sunday, Sep 09, 2012
Minor rockfalls were reported from Irazú´s main crater walls following the magnitude 7.6 earthquake on 5 Sep. [more]
 

Irazu volcano

Stratovolcano 3432 m / 11,260 ft
Costa Rica, 9.98°N / -83.85°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 4 Jun 2016
Typical eruption style: Explosive.
Irazu volcano eruptions: 1726, 1775(?), 1821(?), 1822, 1823, 1826(?), 1842, 1844(?), 1847, 1864, 1875, 1882(?), 1909(?), 1914(?), 1917-21, 1924, 1928, 1930, 1933, 1939-40, 1963-65, 1977, 1994
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 08:09 UTCM 2.7 / 5 km18 km2 km al Sur de Agua Caliente, Cartago.
Sat, 9 Dec
Sat, 9 Dec 13:19 UTCM 2.9 / 6 km30 km1 km al Suroeste de Corralillo, Cartago.
Thu, 7 Dec
Thu, 7 Dec 23:25 UTCM 2.5 / 10 km26 km4 km al Este de San Cristobal, Desamparados.
Thu, 7 Dec 12:46 UTCM 2.9 / 10 km24 km5 km al Este de San Cristobal, Desamparados.
Wed, 6 Dec
Wed, 6 Dec 11:02 UTCM 3.0 / 52 km45 km3 km al Norte de San Carlos de Tarrazu.
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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.

Background:

Irazú is a massive stratovolcano covering more than 500 sq km with at least 10 flank cones on the southern flank, all being older than at least 14,000 years when a massive lava flow (the "Ceravantes" flow) was erupted.
All known eruptions from Irazú during the past 10,000 years have been explosive and originated from the summit craters that show a migration to the W over time. The historically active crater contains a small acid lake of changing size and color.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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