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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) 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.


Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Tue, 10 Nov 2020, 08:52
Eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
OVSICORI-UNA recorded a small eruption at 15:23 local time yesterday. Read more... read all
Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 22:30
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. Read more... read all
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. Read more... read all
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. Read more... read all
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. Read more...
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. Read 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. Read more...
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