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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
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Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): weekly volcanic activity report 1-7 Apr 2020

Thursday Apr 09, 2020 08:51 AM | BY: MARTIN

An eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 6 April (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
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.
A gas steam plume occured on 1 April at 02:40 local time. On 4 April at 08:24 local time an eruption generated a plume, which reached approx. 9,566 ft (2,916 m) altitude.
During 6-7 April emissions rose 164 ft (50 m) above the crater rim.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 1-7 Apr 2020
Previous news
Rincon de la Vieja volcano covered by clouds from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
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]
Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
OVSICORI-UNA reported that seismic tremor has decreased over the past days. There is tendency to inflation of the volcano edifice. ... [more]
Rincon de la Vieja's eruption on 30 Jan 2020 (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Saturday, Feb 01, 2020
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]

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