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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

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Tuesday May 05, 2020 21:45 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 70 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 21:32 UTC, 05/05/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200505/2130Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: RINCON DE LA VIEJA 345020
PSN: N1049 W08519

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 6286 FT [1916 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
OVSICORI-UNA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 05/1917Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL70 N1052 W08531 - N1050 W08519
- N1049 W08519 - N1047 W08531 - N1052 W08531 MOV
W 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/0130Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/0730Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/1330Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: A NEW VA EM IS RPRT AT FL70 BY OVSICORI-UNA.
VA IS NOT OBS ON STLT IMAGERY AND WEB CAM DUE TO
WX CLDS. VA IS DRAWN BASED ON VA FL INFO AND NWP
MDL WND. ...ZHU

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200506/0330Z

Previous news
Eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 19 April (image: @SinartNoticias/twitter)
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
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]
An eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 6 April (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Thursday, Apr 09, 2020
OVSICORI-UNA reported that seismicity remains at generally low levels including periods of low-frequency and low-amplitude volcanic earthquakes. ... [more]
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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