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Los Perdidos volcano

Caldera 1357 m / 4452 ft
Costa Rica, 10.4°N / -84.68°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Los Perdidos volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Los Perdidos volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation


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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