Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): ongoing hydrothermal explosions
Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 04:1504:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues.
The webcam screenshot from Rincon de la Vieja's hydrothermal explosion yesterday (image: @OVSICORI_UNA/twitter)
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)
Wed, 30 Jun 2021, 06:00
Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 June-6 July 2021 (New Activity / Unrest)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that an eruption at Rincón de la Vieja was recorded at 0838 on 1 July, though weather conditions prevented visual confirmation of emissions. Small emissions were visible at 0937, 0940, and 1006 on 3 July. Small steam plumes were seen on 4 July, but too small to be recorded by the seismic network. ... Read all
Tue, 29 Jun 2021, 05:23
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