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Poás Volcano Is Open

The Poás Volcano National Park reopened its doors on Wednesday after the National Commission of Emergencies (CNE) lifted the recommendation to keep it closed. According to Lidier Esquivel, geologist of the CNE, the lifting of the temporary closure occurred give the changed wind direction and...

Poás Volcano had “episodes of incandescence” this morning (Photos & Video)

The Poás volcano presented episodes of eruptions and incandescence in the early hours of this Monday morning. Experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) informed through Facebook that this effect was recorded from 1:51 am. The colossus keeps emanating ash and...

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...

Poás Volcano Eruption Monday (Video)

The Poás volcano registered activity on Monday afternoon. The Ovsicori Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica) published a video in which it shows the colossus activity at 2:39 pm local time. On Sunday, both the Poás and Turrialba had eruptions with plumes of ash.

Turrialba Volcano Eruption December 12 (Photo and Video)

The Turrialba volcano experienced an important eruption in the early hours of Wednesday (December 12) morning. Ash blew up to 500 meters above the crater during the event, causing a delay in some flights at the San Jose airport, the first time this year. 

Turrialba Continues With Eruptions

The Turrialba volcano had an intermittent activity during this week, passive eruptions as the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) describes them. The passive activity continued into the weekend. On Sunday, at 2:40 pm, it had an eruption lasting about an hour, generating...

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano on Verge of Eruption

Guatemalan Authorities warned that the Fuego volcano registered about 14 explosions per hour, so they foresee that in the next hours or days it will erupt. Authorities generated an alert Friday, that the Fuego Volcano might start to erupt at any time. The National Institute of...

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...

More Fire From Volcano Fuego in Guatemala

A new flow of water and volcanic material at high speed descended today on Sunday from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, two weeks after its largest eruption since 1974. A bulletin from the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) stated the lahar...

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Rises To 62 (Photos)

The latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala is 62, at 1:00 p.m. Monday, confirmed the director of Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Science. Fanuel Garcia said there could be more deaths, but that is the number of bodies so far recovered, and so...

Businesses And Residents Of The Poas Volcano Desperate To Have Park Reopened

Some 410,000 people visited the Poas Volcano, the closest to the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). An eruption in April 2017 closed the park to visitors. One year later, the Poas volcano park is still closed, despite the relative calm of the Colossus. In the year...

Turriabla Blew It Stack on Tuesday

The volcano that keeps on giving, the Turrialba, registered on Tuesday morning an eruption blowing steam and gas some 1,000 meters above the active crater. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) said the eruption occurred at 7:30 am and lasted all day. The...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the area of the Poas Volcano have the country's authorities on alert. One of the strongest, a 4.8 magnitude, occurred at 7:32 pm Thursday night in the area...

Poas Volcano Records Early Morning Eruption

  Q COSTA RICA - A plume of ash and gas rose more than 1,000 meters above the crater in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the latest eruption of the Poas Volcano.   According to the report by the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that we cannot lower our guard, especially in a country where there are 120 volcanic foci (subterranean centers of volcanic action). The...

Poas Volcano Blows Smoke and Ash 1Km High In Tuesday Morning Eruption

It was 8:58 am Tuesday when the Volcan Poas blew its stack, blow smoke and ash some 1,000 meters (1 kilometer) high, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori). According to the report, the eruption continued well past 10 am as the...

Poas Volcano: Experts Confirm Lava Has Been Rising To The Surface

Q COSTA RICA - Some of the ash released by the Poas Volcano in the past week included 'juvenile magma". This was confirmed by independent volcanologists Gino Gonzalez and Raul Mora, after analyzing samples of the material in the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (Lanotec), of...

Eruptions Undermine Wall That Surrounded Poás Volcano Crater

If you, like many, have visited the Poas volcano crater in the last several decades, the image in your brain and constantly seen in photos, is no longer, after two 'violent' eruptions Sunday that completely destroyed the 'volcanic dome'. The "domo" in Spanish, a wall...

The Poas Volcano Eruption From Above

After taking off from the San Jose airport, professional photographer Scott Rovak was able to capture the spectacular eruption of the Poas Volcano this Friday morning. As we left San Jose Costa Rica this morning, we had a great view of the La Poas Volcano...

Is The Poas Ready For A Full Blow?

Thursday afternoon the Poás Volcano recorded two new eruptions, described as "very violent" expulsions by Javier Pacheco for the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. The Ovsicori reported two eruptions starting at 3:46pm, each...

Eruption Of The Poas Forces Closure of National Park and Activtion of Emergency Protocols

Q COSTA RICA - For the last couple of years our attention has been focused on the Turrialba, the volcano that has spread its ash and gases across the Central Valley and even forced the closure of the San Jose international airport on several...

Vulcanologists Warn About Turrialba’s Hot Clouds

Impact craters created by the rocky material expelled by the active crater of the Turrialba volcano. (Pnhoto courtesy of Raul Mora) The image of lava pouring out of the crater is one that comes to mind when we think of active volcano and eruptions. Although...

Turrialba Volcano Spews ‘Juvenile Rocks’

Q COSTA RICA - The Turrialba volcano on Saturday spewed newly erupted material that is being delivered to the surface for the first time – called juvenile rocks, in a small eruption at about 7:12pm. According to the volcanologist, Marino Protti, of the Volcanological and...

Is The Turrialba Readying To Blow?

Q COSTA RICA - A video posted Friday morning by the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanology and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica - shows how, besides the vapor coming from the crater, a reddish glow could be observed. According to...

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Q COSTA RICA - The materials being spewed out by the Turrialba volcano are chemically similar to those of the previous eruptive cycle, dating back to 1864. In 1863, Danish naturalist Anders Sandow Oersted reported cracks where smoke and vapor emanated from the colossus, while...

Turriabla Once Again Plays Havoc With Costa Rica Travel

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The Turrialba volcano is once again playing havoc with travel to and from Costa Rica, a number of airlines cancelling flights and from the Juan Santamaria international airport in San Jose (SJO), due to high levels of ashfall. After several...

Central Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano Rose 10 Metres In The Last 2 Years

Q COSTA RICA - The bottom of the central crater of Turrialba volcano rose 10 metres in the last two years, due to erosion and constant eruptions of the colossus, confirm experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori). Of those 10...

The Golden Cloud of Ash Of The Turrialba Volcano

(QCOSTARICA) The Turrialba volcano continues its intense eruptive activity. We've seen many photos and videos, one fthe latest, taken on October 27, is stunning. Javier Elizondo, an architect and photograph, was near the erupting volcano, capturing stunning images. The vidoe below is a time lapse...

Turrialba Volcano Continues Constant Eruptive Activity

(QCOSTARICA) The Turrialba volcano maintains a constant eruptive activity, spewing ash and gas to heights of between 500 and 1,000 metres from the crater, says the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. The OVSICORI said...

Turrialba To Get More Active Before Calming

QCOSTARICA - With magma rising to one kilometre from the surface, volcanologist Raul Mora says "it is very possible that the Turrilaba may have eruptions of greater magnitude. The expert believes that the volcano may see greater activity - stronger eruptions -  before calming down. The...

All’s Back To Normal At The Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - Since Monday the Turrialba volcano had over 20 significant eruptions, spewing ash and gas up to 4,000 metres (4  kilometres) above the crater, that ended up closing the country's main airport for almost 24 hours. The ash plume this Friday morning was small...

Turrialaba Blows It Stack Again!

(QCOSTARICA) An early Thursday morning eruption of the Turrialba volcano may mean a repeat of Monday and Tuesday, as ash and gas reaching a height of 2,000 metres (2 kilometres) spreads north and west through the Central Valley. The eruption occurred at 3:25am. The intensity continued...

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