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‘Pura vida’ at Vuelta a Costa Rica

 (Velonews) “Just wait until you see! Pura Vida!” Lilieth Paniagua told me as she bid me farewell. Pura Vida is the local greeting in Costa Rica, but also how people say goodbye, ask how you are doing, or comment on their day — basically...

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...

Turrialba Volcano Seen From Paraiso This Monday Morning

The Turrialba Volcano seen from Paraiso (Cartago) this Monday morning, Octobe 16, 2018. (@TooGAmboa2) El #VolcanTurrialba visto desde Paraíso en este momento pic.twitter.com/FS4QgK78aJ — 🇨🇷@TicoTrafico (@TicoTrafico) October 15, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  

UFOs Have A Kind of Route Through The Mountainous Areas of Costa Rica (photos and Videos)

This is no joke. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) - objetos voladores no identificados (ovnis) in Spanish - apparently have a flight route established in Costa Rica and use it often, this according to Alejandro Sáenz, an amateur ufologist who has often seen objects in...

The Heavy Rains Of Friday Night (Photos)

Images of the Friday, July 13, rains from various internet sources. See the Q reports: Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32 Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano (Video)

The Turrialba is an active 'Stratovolcano' located on the east side of the Central Valley (10.03°N / -83.77°W), with a complex of three summit craters. New phreatic activity began on January 4, 2010, after signs of unrest beginning in 2006. Its previous eruption was...

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...

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...

Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video of the Turrialba volcano. The photos were taken in December 2017 and first two weeks of January 2018, during several inspections...

Seismic Swarm Causes Indefinite Closure Of Tenorio Volcano National Park

The seismic swarm recorded since Tuesday on the eastern flank of the Tenorio volcano, in Guanacaste, was the reason for the decision made on Thursday afternoon to close off indefinitely, as a preventive measure, the National Park to tourists and local officials. "The earthquakes were...

Did Snow Really Fall On Costa Rica’s Chirripó?

The social networks are abuzz with a photo published first on Whatsapp, supposedly of a hill full of frost that, in theory, would be the El Chirripo, leading everyone to think that snow fell on Costa Rica's highest peak at 3,820 meters (12,532 feet). However,...

Costa Rica’s Volcanos Not On The List Of 10 Most Active Around The World

How do Costa Rica's volcanos rate among the most active in the world? Pretty down the list. Though locally the Poas and Turrialba continue to spew out gas and ash, even forced the closuse the San Jose airport on several occassions, they are tame in...

San José Sunset One Day After The Turrialba Eruption

Photos by Erick Solórzano of the San Jose afternoon after the Turrialba eruption. Photos were published on crhoy.com

“Pop”, Major League Baseballs Made In Costa Rica

While in Toronto (Canada) this week, I got a chance to a see Blue Jays baseball game on Saturday. And true to Jays' style this season, they lost. Saturday's game was the second of the three games with the Yankees, winning on Friday, losing...

Images And Video of Poas Volcano Eruption Of Aug 1, 2017

Images and video by the Red Sismológica Nacional (National Seismological Network) of the Poas Volcano eruption of August 1, 2017, starting at 5:45 pm. The column of ash and gases scattered to the west according to the wind direction indicated by the IMN (National weather...

“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 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...

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...

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...

The Poas Acting Up Again

Q COSTA RICA - After several months of relative calm, the Poas Volcano is acting up again, with a small groundwater and ash discharge. Volcanologists Gino González and Yemerith Alpízar of Volcanes Sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) visited the colossus over the weekend and reported...

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...

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...

Is The Turrialba Volcano Ready To Blow? Science Says Maybe

Q COSTA RICA (Sciencemag.org) Last month, researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico hoped to reach the top of Popocatépetl, a 5400-meter-tall volcano near Mexico City, to install monitoring equipment at its summit crater. But El Popo, as locals call it, rebuffed them with...

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...

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...

San Jose Airport Operations Returning To Normal

(QCOSTARICA) San Jose, 7:35pm. Airport operations at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport are returning to normal, eight airlines announced the resumption of "normal operations" Tuesday afternoon. Another eight airlines said they will be working normally on Wednesday, unless there is a new outpouring of...

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...

Turrialba en Fotos

Turrialba is more than just a volcano, it is a small city in Cartago Province with an estimated population of 35,618. The main industries are textiles, agriculture and tourism. The Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers are notable for whitewater rafting, making Turrialba a mecca for...

Turrialba Volcano Had An Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA - It was minutes before 6:00am Friday morning when the Turrialba erupted, spewing out a cloud of ash and gas reaching a 1,000 metres (one kilometre) above the crater. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico Nacional (Ovsicori) - National Seismological and Volcanological Observatory, reported the...

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