Laguna Poco Sol volcano

Explosion crater(?) 789 m / 2589 ft
Costa Rica, 10.35°N / -84.67°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Laguna Poco Sol volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
17 de junio del 2021 8:07 am (17 Jun 2021 14:07:00 GMT)

6 km
21 km (13 mi)
San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, 36 km east of Canas, Costa Rica
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
2021-06-14 09:30:49 (14 Jun 2021 15:30:49 GMT)

95 km
5.1 km (3.2 mi)
27 km west of Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
14 de junio del 2021 9:30 am (14 Jun 2021 15:30:00 GMT)

104 km
12 km (7.5 mi)
San Ramon, 23 km northwest of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
2021-06-14 05:49:16 (14 Jun 2021 11:49:16 GMT)

5 km
32 km (20 mi)
Tilaran, 28 km northeast of Canas, Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Tue, 8 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
08 de junio del 2021 3:18 am (8 Jun 2021 09:18:00 GMT)

10 km
36 km (22 mi)
Guatuso, Provincia de Alajuela, 47 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica


Laguna Poco Sol is a 200-m-wide, lake-filled depression that lies near the southern end of a volcanic lineament extending northward to Arenal volcano. The lake has been interpreted as a phreatic explosion crater or possibly a depression associated with a landslide. Lava flows, lahar deposits, tuffs, and volcanic breccias are found near the lake. Thermal activity at the lake and near the Río Penas Blancas includes mud pots, hot springs, and sulfur deposition.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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