Platanar vulcano

Stratovolcanoes 2267 m / 7,438 ft
Costa Rica, 10.3°N / -84.37°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)

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Stile eruttivo tipico: non specificato
Eruzioni del vulcano Platanar: unknown, no recent eruptions

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
giovedì, 14 ottobre 2021 10:45 GMT (1 terremoto)
14 ott 2021 04:45 (GMT -6) (14 ott 2021 10:45 GMT)

5 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
martedì, 5 ottobre 2021 18:12 GMT (1 terremoto)
5 ott 2021 12:12 (GMT -6) (5 ott 2021 18:12 GMT)

80 km
23 km (14 mi)
Poas, Provincia de Alajuela, 28 km a nord ovest da San José, Costa Rica
lunedì, 4 ottobre 2021 06:31 GMT (1 terremoto)
4 ott 2021 00:31 (GMT -6) (4 ott 2021 06:31 GMT)

12 km
43 km (27 mi)
36 km a nord ovest da Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
domenica, 3 ottobre 2021 12:28 GMT (1 terremoto)
3 ott 2021 06:28 (GMT -6) (3 ott 2021 12:28 GMT)

9 km
43 km (27 mi)
36 km a nord ovest da Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica


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.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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