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Lomas de Sierpe volcano

Shield(s) 311 m / 1020 ft
Costa Rica, 10.38°N / -83.55°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Lomas de Sierpe volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The Lomas de Sierpe, also known as Cerro Las Lomas Azules, are a group of six small Pleistocene shield volcanoes (Barquero and Saenz, 1987; Alvarado, 2000) on the Caribbean coastal plain between the Tortuguero and Parisimina rivers. The highest of the small shield volcanoes, which cover an area of about 70 km2, is Colon. Some of the volcanoes lie within Tortuguero National Park, known for its abundant birds and wildlife, turtle nesting areas, and rain-forest-lined canals known as Costa Rica's Amazon.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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