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Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): eruption reported yesterday

Thu, 6 Jan 2022, 18:05
18:05 PM | BY: MARTIN
The eruption visibility at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday was limited due to dense clouds (image: OVSICORI)
The eruption visibility at Rincon de la Vieja volcano yesterday was limited due to dense clouds (image: OVSICORI)
The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) recorded an explosive eruption at the volcano at 18:33 local time yesterday that lasted about 2 minutes. The height of the ash plume is unknown due to visibility as it was very limited due to dense clouds.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 6 January 2022

Previous news

Wed, 5 Jan 2022, 15:42
OVSICORI-UNA reported that multiple eruptive events were recorded at Rincón de la Vieja on 5 January, though most of them were small. A notable explosion at 1833 ejected incandescent material above the crater rim that was visible in webcam images for about 30 seconds. Darkness obscured views of a plume and no ash was visible in satellite images. ... Read all
Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 16:26
OVSICORI-UNA reported that at 1437 on 1 January a small eruption at Rincón de la Vieja produced a plume that rose 50 m above the crater rim. A small eruption was recorded by the seismic network at 0431 on 4 January, though weather clouds prevented visual confirmation. The amplitude of the seismic signal was similar to those recorded for events occurring in the previous few weeks. ... Read all
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