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Costa Rica active volcanoes

Costa Rica has 9 official volcanoes, some of which are dormant and some are active. The active volcanoes include Volcan Poas, Rincon de la Vieja, Arenal and Turrialba. The Arenal Volcano has the most active volcano for over 2 decades, with amazing strong eruptions on a daily basis, throwing huge minivan sized rocks down its slopes, lava flows, constant rumbling and minor to medium eruptions, gas and piroclasto. Arenal has become very calm and has not had an eruptions since 2012. Another active volcano is Poas, located near San Jose. This large volcano has a massive crater. Poas Volcano has had gas and geyser type activity since more than 50 years, but its activity has increasingly become stronger since 2012. Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, is a very active volcano. The Rincon de la Vieja is a massive volcano, with an active cráter located on its northern slopes near its peak. The activity has included massive eruptions and piroclasto flows downs its northern slopes. Activity includes constant steam geysers, hot mud, volcanic hot water springs and gas and fumaroles. The most active volcano currently is Turrialba Volcano, located near Turrialba. The Turrialba started its activity 2 years ago in 2012. It has increasingly become stronger, so that even the national park has been closed to public and the top of the crater can no longer be visited.

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