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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ANY VA EM HAS DISP.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018, 07:30
07:30 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 07:16 UTC, 15/08/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180815/0713Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: RINCON DE LA VIEJA 345020
PSN: N1049 W08519

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 6286 FT [1916 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/006

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. CIMSS VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ANY VA EM HAS DISP.

OBS VA DTG: 15/0645Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL100 045/10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/1300Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 15/1900Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/0100Z

RMK: ANY OF THE PSBL VA EM PROMPTING THE EARLIER
ADVISORY HAS DISP. NO VA EMS OBS BY STLT AND
THERE HAVE BEEN NO FURTHER RPRTS OF VA EMS SINCE
0028Z. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Fri, 23 Jun 2017, 17:14
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. ... read all
Wed, 24 May 2017, 12:05
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. ... read all
Tue, 3 May 2016, 12:05
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. ... read all
Sun, 3 Apr 2016, 12:05
A smaoo eruption, probably phreatic, occurred on 30 March, ejecting a small ash plume. ... read all
 

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