Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): ongoing hydrothermal explosions

Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 04:15
04:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
The webcam screenshot from Rincon de la Vieja's hydrothermal explosion yesterday (image: @OVSICORI_UNA/twitter)
The webcam screenshot from Rincon de la Vieja's hydrothermal explosion yesterday (image: @OVSICORI_UNA/twitter)
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
Since the last powerful phreatic eruption on 29 June, another hydrothermal explosion occurred at 16:31 local time yesterday.
The plume reached up to 12,900 ft (3,900 m) altitude.
Phreatic explosions occur as steam-rich blasts of old rock are generated without any new magma emerge.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 5 July 2021

Phreatic eruption at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday (source: @OVSICORI_UNA/twitter)

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Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 05:23
Strong phreatic explosion from Rincon de la Vieja volcano this morning (image: @GuigniBen/twitter)
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