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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04286

Volcán Barva (Barba), seen here from the Central Valley of Costa Rica, is a complex volcano with a broad summit containing three principal peaks and a dozen eruptive vents.  Four pyroclastic cones are constructed within the central and NW parts of a 2 x 3 km caldera.  The SW peak is capped by another 4 cones, one of which contains a crater lake.  Satellitic cones are found on the northern and southern flanks.  A large plinian eruption occurred at Barva during the early Holocene.  There have been no confirmed historical eruptions. Photo by William Melson, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution)

Volcán Barva (Barba), seen here from the Central Valley of Costa Rica, is a complex volcano with a broad summit containing three principal peaks and a dozen eruptive vents. Four pyroclastic cones are constructed within the central and NW parts of a 2 x 3 km caldera. The SW peak is capped by another 4 cones, one of which contains a crater lake. Satellitic cones are found on the northern and southern flanks. A large plinian eruption occurred at Barva during the early Holocene. There have been no confirmed historical eruptions.

Photo by William Melson, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution)


Barva