Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Another new country in my collection - Costa Rica. Beautiful postcards showing Arenal Volcano an active stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica. The Arenal volcano measures at least 1,633 metres. It is conically shaped with a crater spanning 140 metres. Arenal is geologically considered a young volcano and the age is estimated to be less than 7,000 years. 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.

Matching stamp used. Awesome! Thanks so much Josafat! :)

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