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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

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Wed, 30 Sep 2020, 06:00

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 September-6 October 2020 (Continuing Activity)

OVSICORI-UNA reported that small, frequent (1-2 events per day) eruptions at Rincón de la Vieja continued to be recorded, though sometimes not visually confirmed, during 30 September-6 October. Eruption plumes often rose 500-800 m above the crater rim but on 1 and 6 October they rose 1 km. ... Read all
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 06:35

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

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
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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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