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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): phreatic eruptions this week

Thursday May 28, 2020 07:28 AM | BY: MARTIN
Phreatic eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano (image: OVSICORI)
Phreatic eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano (image: OVSICORI)
Explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 26 May (image: OVSICORI)
Explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 26 May (image: OVSICORI)
Emissions of gas and steam from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 25 May (image: OVSICORI)
Emissions of gas and steam from Rincon de la Vieja volcano on 25 May (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI-UNA recorded a few phreatic or hydrothermal explosions this week.
On 25 May at 17:34 and 17:38 local time a phreatic explosions generated a gas-steam plume that rose approx. 3,280 ft (1,000 m) above the crater. No ashfall was reported.
On 26 May at 16:21 local time an emissions of gas and steam plumes with minor ash content occurred. An ash plumes reached 11,207 ft (3,416 m) altitude.
On 27 May at 15:21 local time a surveillance cameras observed an eruption that rose 4,921 ft (1,500 m) above the summit.
Some of the events were not visually confirmed by webcams because of weather conditions or darkness.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 28 May 2020
Previous news
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
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 all
Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
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. ... read all
Thursday, Apr 09, 2020
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. ... read all

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