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Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, Costa Ricai
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Arenal Volcano viewed from the Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano viewed from the Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano viewed from the Arenal Observatory Lodge

Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Name(s) in local language(s):(Spanish) Volcán Arenal
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 10° 27' 47'' North , 84° 42' 11'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 10.46333,-84.70333
GeoHash:G#: d1gg88bcm
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
La Fortuna3,010 (2016)6.4km
Venado250 (2018)11.4km
Pocosol2,947 (2018)14.3km
Tigra194 (2018)19.1km
Florencia888 (2018)27.4km

An active volcano, approximately 1,670 metres high.
The age is approx. 7500 years.

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Panama PlateTectonic Plate
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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5.333 - 23.03 Ma

ID: 3188297
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Lithology: Intermediate-felsic volcanic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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Soto, G.J. (2007) Volcano-geology and stratigraphy as basis for the mapping of volcanic hazards at Arenal, Costa Rica. Abstracts of the 20th Colloquium on Latin American Earth Sciences, Keil, Germany, 11-13 April 2007.

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