List of volcanoes in Costa Rica

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This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Costa Rica.

Name Elevation Location Last eruption
meters feet Coordinates
Aguas Zarcas Group[1] 10°18′00″N 84°21′58″W / 10.3°N 84.366°W / 10.3; -84.366 unknown
Arenal 1670 5479 10°27′47″N 84°42′11″W / 10.463°N 84.703°W / 10.463; -84.703 2010
Barva 2906 9534 10°08′06″N 84°06′00″W / 10.135°N 84.10°W / 10.135; -84.10 6050 BC
Cerro Anunciacion[2] - - -
Cerro Tilarán [3] 634 2080 10°27′04″N 84°58′41″W / 10.451°N 84.978°W / 10.451; -84.978 Pleistocene
Irazú 3432 11,260 9°58′44″N 83°51′07″W / 9.979°N 83.852°W / 9.979; -83.852 1994
Laguna Poco Sol 789 2589 10°21′N 84°40′W / 10.35°N 84.67°W / 10.35; -84.67 -
Miravalles 2028 6653 10°47′02″N 85°09′11″W / 10.784°N 85.153°W / 10.784; -85.153 1946
Orosí 1659 5443 10°58′48″N 85°28′23″W / 10.980°N 85.473°W / 10.980; -85.473 3500 years ago
Platanar 2267 7438 10°18′00″N 84°21′58″W / 10.30°N 84.366°W / 10.30; -84.366 Holocene
Poás 2708 8884 10°12′00″N 84°13′59″W / 10.20°N 84.233°W / 10.20; -84.233 April 2017[4]
Rincón de la Vieja 1916 6286 10°49′48″N 85°19′26″W / 10.830°N 85.324°W / 10.830; -85.324 May 23, 2017
Tenorio 1916 6286 10°40′23″N 85°00′54″W / 10.673°N 85.015°W / 10.673; -85.015 -
Turrialba 3340 10,958 10°01′30″N 83°46′01″W / 10.025°N 83.767°W / 10.025; -83.767 September 2016

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Volcanism Program | Platanar". volcano.si.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  2. ^ Bergoeing, Jean Pierre (2006-01-01). "El cuaternario en Costa Rica. Proposición cronológica". Reflexiones (in Spanish). 85 (1): 13. ISSN 1021-1209. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Kattia Bermúdez; Rebeca Madrigal; Alexandra Araya M. (14 April 2017). "Volcán Poás registra erupción de más de 3 kilómetros de altura". La Nación. Retrieved 15 June 2018.