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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

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): phreatic explosion yesterday

Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 06:35
06:35 AM | BY: MARTIN
Phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday morning at 06:32 local time (image: OVSICORI)
Phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday morning at 06:32 local time (image: OVSICORI)
The activity of the volcano continues at low levels characterized by phreatic or hydrothermal explosions.
OVSICORI-UNA detected phreatic explosion yesterday morning associated with emissions of gas and steam plume that rose 2,296 ft (700 m) above the crater and drifted NW.
No lahars and no ash fall occurred.
Instruments detected a deflation at the base and the top of the volcanic edifice.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 18 September 2020
Previous news
Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 08:22
Eruption event from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
Another eruptive event of the volcano occurred since the last update. ... read all
Fri, 21 Aug 2020, 09:08
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. read all
Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 08:21
Moderate explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that moderate phreatic explosion occurred at 17:01 local time yesterday. An ash plume rose 4,921 ft-6,561 ft (1,500 m-2,000 m) above the summit. ... read all
Thu, 28 May 2020, 07:28
Phreatic eruption from Rincon de la Vieja volcano (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI-UNA recorded a few phreatic or hydrothermal explosions this week. ... read all
 

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