Los Perdidos volcano

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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Fri, 30 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
30 de julio del 2021 3:45 am (30 Jul 2021 09:45:00 GMT)

79 km
39 km (24 mi)
Zarcero, 14 km southeast of Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
28 de julio del 2021 12:37 am (28 Jul 2021 18:37:00 GMT)

57 km
47 km (29 mi)
13 km east of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
21 Jul 2021 05:33:52 GMT

117 km
33 km (21 mi)
Guatuso, 48 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
20 de julio del 2021 11:33 pm (21 Jul 2021 05:33:00 GMT)

132 km
31 km (19 mi)
Guatuso, 49 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
20 Jul 2021 10:35:30 GMT

68 km
43 km (27 mi)
San Ramon, 28 km west of Alajuela, 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

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