Irazù (Cartago, Costa Rica)

Pictures on the top of Irazu Volcano showing the acidic lake inside the crater

Volcano: Irazu (see Irazu at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: The Irazú Volcano (Spanish: Volcán Irazú) is an active volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago. The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of variable depth. At 11,260 feet (3,432 m), the Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica.

This location does not have flux data

Point of contact for this site:
Maria Martinez-Cruz, mmartine@una.cr (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Irazù_1402200114/2/2001 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 1, 2014


Bibliographic references for this site

Galindo I. , G.V. Meliàn, J.M.L. Salazar, P.A. Hernandez, N.M. Perez, C. Ramirez, M. Fernandez, G. E. Alvarado, H. Sumino, K. Notsu , 2004,Emision difusa de dioxido de carbono en el volcan Irazù, Costa Rica, Revista Geologica de America Central, vol.30, pp. 157-165


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