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Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.83°N / -85.32°WCurrent status
(2 out of 5)Rincón de la Vieja webcams / live data
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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-ongoingTypical eruption style:
Explosive.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates
Rincón de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): phreatic eruption on 23 May 2017
Wednesday May 24, 2017 12:05 PM | BY: T
A moderately large phreatic eruption occurred from the crater lake at 10:20 local time on 23 May 2017, producing a plume of steam and ash that rose 500-1000 m as well as a lahar that descended the northern flank.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
OVSICORI-UNA reported that a moderate hydrothermal explosion occurred at 14:37 local time on 1 May in the volcano's crater lake. The seismic network recorded the explosion for 11 minutes. [more]
Sunday, Apr 03, 2016
A smaoo eruption, probably phreatic, occurred on 30 March, ejecting a small ash plume. [more]
Saturday, Mar 12, 2016
The volcano had a new explosion from its crater lake last Wednesday 8 March. The eruption threw deposits of mud and ash onto the northern side of the crater to up to 120 m distance from the rim and generated a small plume of ash that caused light ash fall in nearby villages in up to 6 km distance to the north. ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014
The volcano increased its activity. Since 17 Sep, phreatic explosions have regularly occurred from the main crater which contains an acid lake. Although none was observed directly, at least 6 explosions could be identified by seismic signals. An aerial survey yesterday showed no fresh deposits, which suggests that the eruptions were rather small and did not eject material beyond the lake. ...
Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013
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. ... [more]
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The term for all fine-grained volcanic products fragmented during explosive eruptions.