Arenal Volcano By maya


Taken in November 2006 eruption.

Arenal Volcano is an active stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José.The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres (5,358 ft) high.It is shaped with a crater 140 metres (460 ft) in diameter. Geologically, Arenal is considered a young volcano and it is estimated to be less than 7,500 years old.

The volcano was un-active for hundreds of years and gained a single crater at the top of the volcano, with minor fumaroles activity, covered in vegetation. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the small town of Tabacón. Due to the eruption three more craters were created on the left side but only one of them still exists today. Since 2010, Arenal has been un-active.

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