Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): powerful phreatic eruption sent ash up to 12,900 ft

Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 05:23
05:23 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strong phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano this morning (image: @GuigniBen/twitter)
Strong phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano this morning (image: @GuigniBen/twitter)
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
A vigorous phreatic explosion occurred from the summit crater at around 05:42 local time this morning as reported local observatory OVSICORI-UNA. The volcano generated an increasingly tall and dense column, mostly containing gas and steam with some amount of ash. The plume reached up to 12,900 ft (3,900 m) altitude and drifted N-NW. The explosive event lasted about 3 minutes.
The eruption triggered lahars (mud flows) which traveled through drainage in N direction.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 28 June 2021

Video footage of today's eruption at Rincon de la Vieja volcano (image: @chematierra/twitter)

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