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Poás Volcano will be closed until further notice

The wind direction, ash fall, and emanation of gases continue in the Poás Volcano and for that reason, authorities announced that they will keep access to the national park closed to visitors until further notice. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) at the beginning of...

The Dinosaurs Have Returned to Costa Rica!

We heard their roars at several hundred meters away; little by little were getting closer to him, we know he is there but we do not see him yet. We are nervous, but also enthusiastic. We must be careful because we are hikers in the...

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...

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...

Thousands of Guatemalans Protest President Morales, Demand His Resignation Over Fuego Volcano Crisis

Thousands in Guatemala are protesting and demanding President Jimmy Morales resign after what they see as his government's incompetent management of the tragic volcano eruption that took more than 100 lives. Students led a march of thousands of people carrying torches and shouting slogans against...

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...

The Volcanos Of Central America (By Country)

Among the things most loved by travelers to Central America is the volcanos. Ok, the beaches are great. The rivers, the forests, the lakes, all nice. But a volcano trumps them all. The isthmus is located along the Ring of Fire and that has meant...

Repeating Seismic Events Offer Clues About Costa Rican Volcanic Eruptions

Repeating seismic events—events that have the same frequency content and waveform shapes—may offer a glimpse at the movement of magma and volcanic gases underneath Turrialba and Poas active volcanoes in Costa Rica. At the 2018 Seismological Society of America (SSA) annual meeting, Rebecca Salvage of...

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...

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...

A Bad Case of Gas: The Community Who See Volcano as an ‘Annoying Neighbor’

Nicaragua is home to dozens of volcanoes, many of which belch out volcanic gases. Sputnik spoke to Dr Evgenia Ilinskaya, a vulcanologist from the University of Leeds, who has been discovering just how the gases affect nearby communities. AP Photo / Brynjar Gauti Volcanoes only hit...

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...

Nicaragua: One Of The Best Destinations For a Sunny and Warm January

A country that is looking to get it’s share of the Central American tourist business is Nicaragua. Tourism in Nicaragua has grown considerably recently, and it is now the second largest industry in the nation. In the heart of Central America, Nicaragua truly deserves the...

How Nicaragua is becoming a renewable energy paradise

“First came the wind, then water, water everywhere. At first we wanted to stay and protect our things, but then we panicked.” Wreckage of a boat in Rivas, Nicaragua, following Tropical Storm Nate in October. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images Patricia Martinez can barely bear to remember...

Six Unique Reasons To Visit Costa Rica By Sabrina Chakici

Where lush green rainforest meets the vast blue ocean and wildlife roams free, Costa Rica is the perfect ‘wanderlust’ destination for active adventurers. With so much to see and do, if you haven’t already visited the popular Latin American country here’s six reasons why you...

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

When in Guanacaste, You Can’t Miss A Visit To The Rincon de la Vieja

Just outside of Costa Rica's northwest capital of Liberia, where you'll find Daniel Oduber International Airport, is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a spectacular area that encompasses two volcanoes and an inactive crater. This natural area is where travelers can try a huge array...

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...

Lava Lake Forms In Turrialba Volcano

Q COSTA RICA - After several overflights and field analysis, the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - confirmed the existence of a lava lake in the Turrialba Volcano. The RSN report says there is an opening with an axis greater than 50...

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...

Now It’s The Rincon de la Vieja!

It was 10:12am Tuesday when people from Buenos Aires de Upala, the closest community to the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, heard the noise coming from the massif, a sound similar to that of a jet engine, and columns of water and hot vapor...

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...

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...

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...

Earthquakes Can Be Scary. Volcanoes Are A Mystery. In Cartago You Can Experience Both Without The Danger

(by Mitzi Stark for QCostarica) Earthquakes can be scary. Volcanoes are a mystery. At MAGMATICA in Cartago you can experience the thrill and fright of both without a shred of danger. MAGMATICA is a tourist delight that shows us how the ground shaking movements of...

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...

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