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Poas Volcano Eruptions on Friday Compared To Events 64 Years Ago

Poas Volcano Eruptions on Friday Compared To Events 64 Years Ago

Q COSTA RICA – Volcanologists Javier Pacheco of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) and Raúl Mora of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), both monitoring the eruptions of the Poas volcano these days, coincided in comparing the activity with another period in the volcano’s history. The two experts agree that the […]

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Eruption Poses No Danger, Says OVSICORI

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Eruption Poses No Danger, Says OVSICORI

QCOSTARICA – The eruptions of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Liberia, in the northern part of the country poses no danger, says Javier Pacheco, scientist at the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – OVSICORI). The scientist says the eruptions are “normal”, are part of the […]

Turrialba on Saturday Launched Two Emanations of Ash

Turrialba on Saturday Launched Two Emanations of Ash

QCOSTARICA – Activity at the Turrialba volcano continued yesterday with two new emissions of ash and gas, the first at 2:45 pm and then again at 3:04 pm. The incident was recorded by the cameras of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVISCOIRI) –  Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. Turrialba Volcano National […]

Magma Can Take ‘Highway From Hell’ to Fuel Volcanic Eruptions

Magma Can Take ‘Highway From Hell’ to Fuel Volcanic Eruptions

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times article by By Melissa Pandika, August 1, 2013. Magma from deep within the Earth’s mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The molten lava that […]