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What are some Arenal volcano facts?

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The Arenal volcano is almost symmetrically perfect. It has the distinction of being one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Columns of ash are usually expelled daily.

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In July 1968, three craters on the volcano's western flank burst open. This marked the beginning of an eruptive period for the volcano. That year, a flow of hot rocks and toxic gas was emitted from Crater A. The flow covered 7.5 miles and devastated nearby towns. In September 1968, Crater A also began to emit lava. In 1973, the volcanic activity moved from Crater A to Crater C, where it reached altitudes of 1,450 meters.

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