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Wed, 7 Oct 2020, 07:23
Phreatic explosion at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by phreatic-type (or hydrothermal) explosions at regular intervals of 1 to 2 per day. ... Lees alle
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 06:35
Phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday morning at 06:32 local time (image: OVSICORI)
The activity of the volcano continues at low levels characterized by phreatic or hydrothermal explosions. ... Lees alle
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 08:22
Eruption event from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
Another eruptive event of the volcano occurred since the last update. ... Lees alle
Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 09:08
A gas-steam plume from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that small explosion occurred at 06:24 local time yesterday. Eruption generated a gas-steam plume. Lees alle
Thu, 6 Aug 2020, 08:16
Eruption from Turrialba volcano on 1 August (image: OVSICORI)
Low-level eruptive activity continues. ... Lees alle
Volcanoes of Costa Rica
Map showing Costa Rica's most active volcanoes and the location of the plate boundary between the subducting Pacific and the overriding Carribean plate. (Base map created using Jules Verne UNAVCO map tool featuring Face of the Earth (TM)).
Map showing Costa Rica's most active volcanoes and the location of the plate boundary between the subducting Pacific and the overriding Carribean plate. (Base map created using Jules Verne UNAVCO map tool featuring Face of the Earth (TM)).
 

Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country but has a lot of active volcanoes aligned like pearls on a chain, caused by the NE subduction of the Pacific tectonic plate under the Carribean plate. Among the country's most active volcanoes are Arenal, Poás and Irazú volcanoes.
Arenal
(Stratovulkaan)
Arenal volcano seen from Rio Caliente
Arenal, a major tourist attraction in Costa Rica, is one of the most active volcanoes of Central America. Since a major eruption in 1968, it has been in near-continuous activity building a lava dome and displaying mild explosive activity from the summit crater. [meer]
Barva
(Complex volcano)
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Cerro Chopo
(Pyroclastic cone)
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Cerro las Mercedes
(Pyroclastic cone)
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Cerro San Miguel
(Lava dome)
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Cerro Tilaran
(Shield)
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Durika
(Lava dome(s))
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Irazu
(Stratovulkaan)
Irazú (3432 m) immediately east of the capital San José is Costa Rica's highest and one of its most active volcanoes. Tephra fall (ash) during the last major eruption of Irazú in 1963-65 caused heavy damage to infrastructure and life in San José and its surroundings. [meer]
Isla del Coco
(Shield)
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Laguna Poco Sol
(Explosion crater(?))
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Lomas de Colorado
(Shield(s))
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Lomas de Sierpe
(Shield(s))
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Los Perdidos
(Caldera)
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Miravalles
(Stratovulkaan)
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Orosí
(Stratovolcanoes)
[meer]
Platanar
(Stratovolcanoes)
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Poas
(Stratovulkaan)
Poás is one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes, and one of its most frequently visited and prominent ones. It contains a green acid crater lake and during some of its frequent phreatic eruptions, water from the lake is ejected like a geyser. [meer]
Rincón de la Vieja
(Complex volcano)
Rincón de la Vieja is the largest volcano in NW Costa Rica and one of its most active ones. [meer]
Tenorio
(Stratovolcanoes)
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Tortuguero
(Pyroclastic cone)
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Turrialba
(Stratovulkaan)
Turrialba volcano seen from Irazu
Turrialba (3340 m) is the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volcanoes. It is a large stratovolcano with a complex of 3 summit craters and its flanks mostly covered by farmland and forest. vegetation. After its previous eruption in 1866, signs of unrest started in 2006 and new ph... [meer]
 

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