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: Volcán Arenal
) is an active andesitic stratovolcano
in north-western Costa Rica
around 90 km northwest of San José
, in the province of Alajuela
, canton of San Carlos
, and district of La Fortuna
. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres (5,358 ft) high.
It is conically 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.
It is also known as "Pan de Azúcar", "Canaste", "Volcan Costa Rica", "Volcan Río Frío" or "Guatusos Peak".
The volcano was dormant
for hundreds of years and exhibited a single crater at its summit, with minor fumaroles
activity, covered by dense vegetation. In 1968 it erupted unexpectedly, destroying the small town of Tabacón. Due to the eruption three more craters were created on the western flanks but only one of them still exists today. Since 2010, Arenal has been dormant.
The model is created at a scale of 1:24,000 with NO vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: European Space Agency (Imagery), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Elevation)