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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 17/11Z TO NEAR FL100

Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 11:30 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 11:18 UTC, 17/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181017/1116Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: RINCON DE LA VIEJA 345020
PSN: N1049 W08519

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 6286 FT [1916 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/009

INFO SOURCE: OVSICORI-UNA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION AT 17/11Z TO NEAR FL100

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVE INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Previous news
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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. [more]

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