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Rincon de La Vieja Volcano Eruption Sunday Morning

A strong eruption of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano occurred at 1:26 am Sunday morning. The event was captured by the sensors of Ovsicori. The loud noises from the eruption were heard several kilometers away by the area resident. According to Javier Pacheco, seismologist at...

A Glimpse of Mars in Costa Rica?

A crater lake in the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica may hold the secrets to potential past life on a planet that is 34 million miles (54.6 million kilometers) away and only recently within the reach of unmanned rovers. A team of researchers visited this...

I Saw The Arenal Explode!

That morning, on July 29, 1968, the was nothing unusual. At least that's how it seemed, writes Víctor Hugo Murillo relating his story in La Nacion's Revista Dominical of the morning that the Volcan Arenal awoke after a prolonged "siesta". My mom, my dad and...

Costa Rica Volcano Monitoring

On Thursday (March 8,  2018, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported at 11 am that the Turrialba Volcano generated seismic activity with ash fall in several communities of the Central Valley (Valle Central), San Pedro, Coronado, Moravia, and Ipís. The OVSICORI...

Something is wrong here…the con job is over!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last Saturday, I had the occasion to visit the Irazu volcano. Didn't get to see much, it was late in the afternoon and clouded over. Besides it was a cool 11 Celsius (52 Fahrenheit) at 3,432 meters (11,259 feet) above sea...

Turrialba Volcano Rumbles On, But Calmly

(QCOSTARICA) The Turrialba volcano continues to rumble on after two days of intense eruptions, spewing ash and gas to heights of some 4,000 metres (4 kilometres or 2.5 miles) above the crater, forcing the shut down of the San Jose airport for almost 24...

Turrialba, The Volcano That Keeps On Ticking

(QCOSTARICA) Following weeks of moderate calm, the Turrialba volcano returned with a roar Saturday morning. According to the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE), the volcanic activity began at 9:57am, spewing out a plume of smoke and ash to about 500 metres...

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