Los Perdidos volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 11:38 GMT - Refresh
Caldera 1357 m / 4452 ft
Costa Rica, 10.4°N / -84.68°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Los Perdidos volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, August 11, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Aug 11, 2022 10:32 am (GMT -6) (Aug 11, 2022 16:32 GMT)

55 km
49 km (30 mi)
25 km north of Alajuela, Costa Rica
Aug 10, 2022 6:49 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 11, 2022 00:49 GMT)

2 km
35 km (22 mi)
Provincia de Alajuela, 27 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica
Aug 10, 2022 6:49 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 11, 2022 00:49 GMT)

4 km
36 km (22 mi)
Provincia de Alajuela, 27 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 12:45 pm (GMT -6) (Aug 3, 2022 18:45 GMT)

15 km
149 km (93 mi)
Caribbean Sea, 35 km northeast of Siquirres, Provincia de Limon, Costa Rica


The forested Los Perdidos volcano lies at the southern end of a NNW-SSE-trending volcanic chain that includes the Arenal-Chato complex across the Río Fortuna. Volcanism began during the late Pleistocene at Los Perdidos and migrated northward to the historically active Arenal volcano. Several andesitic lava domes were constructed within and on the rim of a caldera, which have been have been Potassium-Argon dated by Gillot et al. (1994) at about 83,000-99,000 years before present.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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