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Rincón de la Vieja volcano
Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.83°N / -85.32°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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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Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates

Rincón de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica) activity update

Wednesday Mar 06, 2013 12:05 PM | BY: T

OVSICORI-UNA received reports at 05:30 on 26 February of pulsing white plumes rising from Rincon de la Vieja's active crater about every four minutes.
The seismic records showed no signals associated with a phreatic eruption or sudden gas output. Cloud cover prevented views of the active crater during an overflight later that day, however clear views of the N and S flanks and areas SW showed no changes.
Previous news
The acid crater lake. On the right there are thermal convective cells (upwelling), mainly in the south and east of the lake (RSN)
Saturday, Oct 06, 2012
The volcano has a very active hot lake whose degassing activity and temperature (48° C) increased after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake on 5 Sep. It has milky gray color due to mixing of sediments. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
Over the past weeks, the National Park of Rincón de la Vieja has been observing an increase in volcanic activity, and a small phreatic eruption occurred from the main crater on 11 April. [more]
Seismic recording of a phreatic explosion at 00:16 local time on 19 February 2012
Thursday, Mar 01, 2012
New phreatic explosions were recorded at Rincón de la Vieja volcano in northern Costa Rica. ... [more]

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