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Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Q COSTA RICA -The Poas volcano eruptions are triggering air pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose at levels that exceed the maximum values ​​allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the residents of GAM that includes the capital city (San Jose) and the cities of Alajuela, Cartago and […]

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 […]

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

QCOSTARICA – On March 13, 1963, the Irazú volcano gave Costa Ricans a big surprise. The ash fall out lasted up to two years: the period of March 1963 to October 1964.  Interestingly, Thursday was March 12, when Turrialba, close to the Irazú, spewed ash in a series of eruptions. The photos are Fotografias antiguas […]