Rincón de la Vieja vulcano

Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.83°N / -85.32°W
Stato attuale: inquieto (2 di 5)
Last update: 29 set 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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Eruzioni del vulcano 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.), 2011-2012, 2014, 2015-ongoing

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
lunedì, 11 ottobre 2021 09:12 GMT (3 sismi)
11 ott 2021 03:12 (GMT -6) (11 ott 2021 09:12 GMT)

11 km
5 km (3.1 mi)
Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
10 ott 2021 22:32 (GMT -6) (11 ott 2021 04:32 GMT)

36 km
48 km (30 mi)
10 ott 2021 21:51 (GMT -6) (11 ott 2021 03:51 GMT)

8 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
sabato, 9 ottobre 2021 14:41 GMT (1 terremoto)
9 ott 2021 08:41 (GMT -6) (9 ott 2021 14:41 GMT)

10 km
18 km (11 mi)
31 km a nord da Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
venerdì, 8 ottobre 2021 09:38 GMT (1 terremoto)
8 ott 2021 03:38 (GMT -6) (8 ott 2021 09:38 GMT)

3 km
30 km (19 mi)
Bagaces, 38 km a est da Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, 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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