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Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): small eruption yesterday

Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 09:08
09:08 AM | BY: MARTIN
A gas-steam plume from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
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.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 21 August 2020

Previous news

Wed, 5 Aug 2020, 06:00

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 5 August-11 August 2020 (Continuing Activity)

OVSICORI-UNA reported that phreatic activity at Rincón de la Vieja had significantly decreased compared to activity during January-May. Events were recorded at 0546 on 5 August and at 1000 on 8 August, but not visually confirmed due to weather conditions. A phreatic explosion at 0035 on 6 August generated a plume that rose 500 m above the crater rim. ... Read all
Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 06:00

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 July-28 July 2020 (Continuing Activity)

OVSICORI-UNA reported that periodic phreatic explosions at Rincón de la Vieja were recorded by the seismic network and webcams during 22-25 July. Sometimes the events were not visually confirmed due to weather conditions. Small eruptive events were recorded during 0700-0900 on 22 July, and during the first part of the day on 23 July; a minor steam plume was visible at 0536 on 23 July. ... Read all
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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.


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