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Rincón de la Vieja volcano
Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.83°N / -85.32°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Rincón de la Vieja volcano eruptions:
1529(?), 1765, 1844, 1849, 1851(?), 1853-54, 1860, 1861-63, 1902(?), 1912, 1917(?), 1922, 1966-67, 1969, 1969, 1970, 1983, 1984, 1985-86, 1987, 1991-92, 1995, 1998 (Feb.-Sep.), 2011-2012, 2014, 2015-ongoing
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


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Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 08:21
Moderate explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that moderate phreatic explosion occurred at 17:01 local time yesterday. An ash plume rose 4,921 ft-6,561 ft (1,500 m-2,000 m) above the summit.
Thu, 28 May 2020, 07:28
Phreatic eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI-UNA recorded a few phreatic or hydrothermal explosions this week. ...more read all
Fri, 8 May 2020, 10:30
Wed, 6 May 2020, 08:53
Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington recorded on 5 May at 19:17 local time an explosion that generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 7,000 ft (2,100 m) altitude and drifted W. ...more
Tue, 5 May 2020, 21:45
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 06:49
Eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 19 April (image: @SinartNoticias/twitter)
On 19 April at 10:16 local time a strong explosion occurred at the volcano. According to OVSICORI-UNA, it was a phreatic or hydrothermal explosion that generated a steam and ash plume that rose approx. 4,921 ft (1,500 m) above the crater. ...more read all
Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 08:51
An eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 6 April (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that seismicity remains at generally low levels including periods of low-frequency and low-amplitude volcanic earthquakes. ...more read all
Thu, 20 Feb 2020, 06:12
Rincon de la Vieja volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
OVSICORI-UNA recorded at night on 17 February a small eruption associated with LP tremor. The number of LP events has generally decreased. Additionally, it was measured a extension with a inflation of volcanic edifice, but it is not significant. ...more
Fri, 14 Feb 2020, 09:07
Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that seismic tremor has decreased over the past days. There is tendency to inflation of the volcano edifice. ...more read all
Sat, 1 Feb 2020, 09:58
Rincon de la Vieja's eruption on 30 Jan 2020 (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
An moderate explosive eruption occurred at the volcano on 30 Jan 2020 at 12:13 local time, producing a steam and ash plume that rose approx. 2 km above the crater. ...more read all

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