1995 eruption of Rincon de la Vieja

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Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica

The 1995 eruption

volcano number: 1504-02= (according to Volcanoes of the World, 1994 edition)

summit elevation: 1916 m

location: 10.830°N, 85.324°W

Last changed on 6 April 1996

Aerial view of Rincón de la Vieja before the November 1995 eruptions, in October 1995.

First press photo of Rincón de la Vieja in eruption, 7 November 1995. From "La Nación" newspaper, 8 November 1995.

Photo of Rincón de la Vieja in eruption, 8 November 1995. A broad eruption cloud, possibly with base surges, is visible in the background. Lahar deposits of earlier november 1995 eruptive events are in the foreground. Taken from "La Nación", 9 November 1995.

Lahar deposits near Rincón de la Vieja, after the first major eruptions on 7-8 November 1995.

Reports (in Spanish) and other images are available in the on-line version of Costa Rica's "La Nación" newspaper. Check the issues of

7 November 1995

8 November 1995

9 November 1995

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