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Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 22 July-28 July 2020 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 22 Jul 2020, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
OVSICORI-UNA reported that periodic phreatic explosions at Rincón de la Vieja were recorded by the seismic network and webcams during 22-25 July. Sometimes the events were not visually confirmed due to weather conditions. Small eruptive events were recorded during 0700-0900 on 22 July, and during the first part of the day on 23 July; a minor steam plume was visible at 0536 on 23 July.
An eruptive event at 0153 on 25 July produced a plume that rose 1 km above the crater rim.

Source: Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica-Universidad Nacional (OVSICORI-UNA)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2020. Report on Rincon de la Vieja. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 22 July-28 July 2020. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2020, 06:00

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 17 June-23 June 2020 (Continuing Activity)

OVSICORI-UNA reported that periodic phreatic explosions at Rincón de la Vieja continued to be recorded by the seismic network and webcams during 16-23 June. Several small eruptive events were recorded during 16-17 June; the largest event occurred at 1635 on 17 June and produced a plume that rose 1 km above the crater rim. Eruptive events were detected at 1442 on 19 June and 1046 on 23 June, though inclement weather conditions prevented visual confirmation. ... Read all
Tue, 2 Jun 2020, 08:21

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

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
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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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