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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): ongoing phreatic activity

Wed, 7 Oct 2020, 07:23
07:23 AM | BY: MARTIN
Phreatic explosion at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Phreatic explosion at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues characterized by phreatic-type (or hydrothermal) explosions at regular intervals of 1 to 2 per day.
On 6 October at 08:22 local time OVSICORI-UNA recorded an explosion producing gas-steam plume that rose 1,640 ft (500 m) above the summit crater.
No ash fall was reported.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 7 October 2020
Previous news
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 06:35
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. ... read all
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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