List of volcanoes in Costa Rica

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This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Costa Rica.[1][2]

Name Type Elevation Location Last eruption
Aguas Zarcas volcanic field extinct, one hill and eight hillocks 160 metres (520 ft) to 528 metres (1,732 ft) 10°22′29″N 84°20′20″W / 10.374611°N 84.338833°W / 10.374611; -84.338833 -
Arenal dormant 1,670 metres (5,480 ft) 10°27′47″N 84°42′11″W / 10.463°N 84.703°W / 10.463; -84.703 2010
Barva dormant 2,906 metres (9,534 ft) 10°08′06″N 84°06′00″W / 10.135°N 84.10°W / 10.135; -84.10 6050 BC
Cacho Negro 2,150 metres (7,050 ft) 10°11′45″N 84°02′46″W / 10.195833°N 84.046111°W / 10.195833; -84.046111 -
Chato crater lake, hill 1,140 metres (3,740 ft) 10°26′31″N 84°41′17″W / 10.441944°N 84.688056°W / 10.441944; -84.688056 1500 BC
Chopo extinct 402 metres (1,319 ft) 10°28′14″N 85°03′51″W / 10.470430°N 85.064185°W / 10.470430; -85.064185
Congo dormant 2,014 metres (6,608 ft) 10°15′00″N 84°14′00″W / 10.25°N 84.233333°W / 10.25; -84.233333 9000 BC
Hule crater lake 740 metres (2,430 ft) 10°17′43″N 84°12′32″W / 10.295278°N 84.208889°W / 10.295278; -84.208889
Irazú dormant 3,432 metres (11,260 ft) 9°58′44″N 83°51′07″W / 9.979°N 83.852°W / 9.979; -83.852 1994
Miravalles dormant 2,028 metres (6,654 ft) 10°47′02″N 85°09′11″W / 10.784°N 85.153°W / 10.784; -85.153 1946
Orosí dormant 1,659 metres (5,443 ft) 10°58′48″N 85°28′23″W / 10.980°N 85.473°W / 10.980; -85.473 1500 BC
Pelado extinct, hill 680 metres (2,230 ft) 10°22′08″N 85°00′51″W / 10.368872°N 85.014292°W / 10.368872; -85.014292 -
Platanar dormant 2,183 metres (7,162 ft) 10°18′00″N 84°21′58″W / 10.3000174°N 84.3660879°W / 10.3000174; -84.3660879 117,000 BC and later (Holocene)
Poás active 2,708 metres (8,885 ft) 10°12′00″N 84°13′59″W / 10.20°N 84.233°W / 10.20; -84.233 September 2019[3]
Poco Sol crater lake 789 metres (2,589 ft) 10°21′N 84°40′W / 10.35°N 84.67°W / 10.35; -84.67 -
Porvenir dormant 2,267 metres (7,438 ft) 10°16′18″N 84°21′39″W / 10.271724°N 84.360967°W / 10.271724; -84.360967
Rincón de la Vieja active 1,916 metres (6,286 ft) 10°49′48″N 85°19′26″W / 10.830°N 85.324°W / 10.830; -85.324 April 2020, hydrothermal, gas and steam.
Río Cuarto crater lake 380 metres (1,250 ft) 10°21′25″N 84°12′59″W / 10.356944°N 84.216389°W / 10.356944; -84.216389
Tenorio dormant 1,916 metres (6,286 ft) 10°40′23″N 85°00′54″W / 10.673°N 85.015°W / 10.673; -85.015 -
Tilarán [4] extinct, hill 634 metres (2,080 ft) 10°27′04″N 84°58′41″W / 10.451°N 84.978°W / 10.451; -84.978 2,580,000 BC-117,000 BC (Pleistocene)
Tortuguero extinct, hill 119 metres (390 ft) 10°35′04″N 83°31′40″W / 10.584327°N 83.527759°W / 10.584327; -83.527759
Turrialba active 3,340 metres (10,960 ft) 10°01′30″N 83°46′01″W / 10.025°N 83.767°W / 10.025; -83.767 October 28, 2019
El Viejo extinct 2,122 metres (6,962 ft) 10°15′36″N 84°19′44″W / 10.26005°N 84.32887°W / 10.26005; -84.32887

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvarado Induni, Guillermo. Los volcanes de Costa Rica. Editorial de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia. pp. 98–100. ISBN 978-9968-316-79-8.
  2. ^ Bergoeing, Jean Pierre (2006-01-01). "El cuaternario en Costa Rica. Proposición cronológica". Reflexiones (in Spanish). 85 (1): 13. ISSN 1021-1209.
  3. ^ https://ticotimes.net/2019/09/30/poas-volcano-erupts-again-sends-ash-cloud-2-km-into-atmosphere
  4. ^ Guillermo E. Alvarado Induni (2011). Los volcanes de Costa Rica: geología, historia, riqueza natural y su gente. EUNED. p. 142. ISBN 978-9968-31-679-8.

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