Laguna Rio Cuarto (Alajuela Province, Costa Rica)

Laguna de Rio Cuarto, Costa Rica

Volcano: Laguna Rio Cuarto (see Laguna Rio Cuarto at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Lake
Description: Río Cuarto is a maar lake located at 360 m a.s.l. on the Caribbean side of the Central The main dissolved gas compound at depth >10 m is CH4, but significant concentrations of CO2 are also present.Volcanic Chain in Costa Rica, 7 km N of the Laguna Hule. It lies in correspondence to a fracture zone stretching from the active Poás volcano.

Point of contact for this site:
Gladys Melián, (Instituto Volcanológico de Canarias, INVOLCAN)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Rio Cuarto_010120101/1/2010 Emanuela Bagnato Nov. 15, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Pérez, Nemesio M., Pedro A. Hernández, German Padilla, Dácil Nolasco, José Barrancos, Gladys Melían,Eleazar Padrón, Samara Dionis, David Calvo, Fátima Rodríguez, Kenji Notsu, Toshiya Mori, Minoru Kusakabe, M. Carmencita Arpa, Paolo Reniva, and Martha Ibarra, 2011,Global CO2 emission from volcanic lakes, Geology, vol.39, n.3, pp. 235-238, DOI: 10.1130/G31586.1

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