Still Smokin’ After All These Years

August 1, 2008

The Arenal volcano in northern Costa Rica belches out a plume this week

on the 40th anniversary of the deadly 1968 eruption that marked the volcano’s

reactivation after 500 years of slumber. To remember the estimated

90 people who died and observe the event, the Arenal community held a

church service, served typical food and featured traditional dance exhibitions.

Experts from the Environment and Energy Ministry and volcanologists

from the NationalUniversity gave speeches, as did survivors, such as

73-year-old Dagoberto Quesada. “It was a day of death,” said Quesada. “It

was a sad day. Everyone ran in different directions because we didn’t know

where to find help.”

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
75 views
Pic of the Day
75 views

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos…

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for…

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat
Latin America
28 views
Latin America
28 views

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2019

Venezuela withdrew the diplomatic credential from the Costa Rican chargé d'affaires on Tuesday in retaliation for the country’s acceptance of…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!