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Clues to the impact of climate change may seep from a volcano in Costa Rica

An expedition to steamy northwestern Costa Rica searches for clues to climate change and how carbon dioxide seeping from a volcano might affect trees in the tropical jungle. Scientists study whether elevated carbon dioxide levels such as those found at Rincon de la Vieja might...

Eruptions in Rincón de la Vieja volcano rose up to 2,000 meters above the height of the crater

The Rincón de la Vieja volcano, located between the cantons of Liberia and Upala, made two eruptions Monday, June 1, that reached 2,000 meters (2 km) above the height of the crater, reported the Vulcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). The first eruption...

Rincon de La Vieja volcano eruption (photos)

At 12:13 pm, Thursday, January 30, 2020, a phreatic eruption occurred in the Rincon de La Vieja volcano, about 23 km from Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste. A hot mudflow of composed of a slurry of pyroclastic material flowed in rivers and ravines near...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Costa Rica Travel: Best Hot Springs

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL (By Justin, Costaricatop10.com) – There are scores of hot springs in Costa Rica, but you have to know where to look. If you prefer the luxuries of a resort style experience, you won’t have to look very hard. But, if you prefer the...

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