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Complex volcano 1916 m (6,286 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.83°N / -85.32°WCurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
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| ReportsRincón de la Vieja volcano books | ToursRincón 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:
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Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Costa Rica: activity updates
Rincón de la Vieja volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM AT 09/2358Z.
Wednesday Jan 10, 2018 01:30 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX24 at 01:21 UTC, 10/01/18 from KNES
VOLCANO: RINCON DE LA VIEJA 345020
PSN: N1049 W08519
SUMMIT ELEV: 6286 FT [1916 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2018/001
INFO SOURCE: OVSICORI-UNA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM AT 09/2358Z.
RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Friday, Jun 23, 2017
OVSICORI-UNA reported that on 15 June a diffuse plume of mainly water vapor rose 50 m above Rincón de la Vieja's crater rim. A small hydrothermal explosion from the crater with the highly acidic lake was detected around noon on 18 June. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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. [more]
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.
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]
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