Rincon de la Vieja volcano has a moderate hydrothermal explosion
1 MAY 2016. The Rincon de la Vieja volcano, located in Guanacaste, this afternoon, had an hydrothermal explosion -(Hydrothermal water and/or minerals). This occurred in the lake of the volcano (1,895 m.s.n.m.) which is located in the Guanacaste Conservation Area.
Seismic signal associated with this explosion lasted 11 minutes and was recorded by the seismic stations VRLE OVSICORI-A and Vori ICE-RSN.
According to reports from OVSICORI, the explosion was recorded at 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, as was also reported seismic activity. The Rincon de la Vieja is characterized by the presence of solfataras, fumaroles, mud volcanoes, hot springs and others. The last important activity was registered on 30 March 2016.
May 03 , 2016.Rincon de la Vieja , Costa Rica :
Source : Teletica
Photo : La Nacion