Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Rincon de la Vieja
Part of the complex summit region of Rincón de la Vieja, the largest volcano in NW Costa Rica, is seen here from the north. Steam rises from the lake-filled Cráter Activo at the left, ENE of the shallow 1895-m-high Von Seebach crater (upper right). Laguna Fria (upper left) is not a crater lake, but a freshwater lake that formed between overlapping cones of the summit complex, which extends east and west beyond the area of this photo. Frequent historical eruptions from Cráter Activo have left surrounding terrain unvegetated and scarred by erosional gullies. Photo by Federico Chavarria Kopper, 1999.
Volcano Number:345020
Volcano Name:Rincon de la Vieja
Country:Costa Rica
Volcano Type:Complex
Last Eruption:2019
Elevation:1916m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:271
Pop. within 10km:1428
Pop. within 30km:78668
Pop. within 100km:659105
Latitude:10.83
Longitude:-85.324



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11078 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1969/9/20 1969/10/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11083 Confirmed Eruption 4 Río Blanco tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) -1820
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11084 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 430
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11085 Uncertain Eruption 1529
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11086 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1765
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11087 Confirmed Eruption 2 Volcano Uncertain: more likely Rincón de la Vieja than Orosí 1844
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11088 Confirmed Eruption 2 Volcano Uncertain: more likely Rincón de la Vieja than Orosí 1849
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11089 Uncertain Eruption 1851
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11090 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1853
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11091 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1854 1863
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11092 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1902/6/22
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11093 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1912/6/14
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11094 Uncertain Eruption 1917
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11095 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1922/4/11 1922/6/4
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11096 Confirmed Eruption 3 Historical Observations 1966/11/6 1967/12/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11097 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1969/4/22 1969/5/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11098 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1970/8/14 1970/8/15
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11099 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1983/2/6 1983/2/21
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11100 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1984/3/31 1984/4/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11101 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1985/9/16 1986/4/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11102 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1986/12/31 1986/12/31
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11103 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1987/4/1 1987/4/1
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11104 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1991/5/7 1992/9/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11105 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1995/11/6 1995/11/13
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 11106 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1998/2/15 1998/9/16
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 20812 Confirmed Eruption 1 Crater lake Historical Observations 2011/8/22 2011/9/27
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 20813 Confirmed Eruption 1 Crater lake Historical Observations 2012/2/19 2012/4/14
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 20961 Confirmed Eruption 1 Crater lake Historical Observations 2014/9/17 2014/10/24
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 22132 Confirmed Eruption 1 Crater lake Historical Observations 2015/6/16 2016/5/1
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 22161 Confirmed Eruption 1 Crater lake Historical Observations 2012/10/17 2012/10/17
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 22208 Confirmed Eruption 2 Crater lake Historical Observations 2017/5/23 2018/3/15
345020 Rincon de la Vieja 22282 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2018/7/28 2019/4/4
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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