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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): new ash emissions

Wednesday May 06, 2020 08:53 AM | BY: MARTIN

Rincon de la Vieja volcano from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
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.
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels.
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]

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