• Costa Rica Real Estate

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has active September

September 30, 2011

It’s been a busy month for Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reports that since Sept. 9 the volcano has erupted twice and caused substantial fish kills in nearby rivers.

Residents of nearby Buenos Aires de Upala reported a minor eruption of the volcano on Sept. 16 that spit ash and other materials into the air. That eruption also released a mass of hot, gray liquid that poured out of the crater along with smoke and vapors. On Sept. 17, dead fish floated in the waters of the nearby Pénjamo River, which ran milky with volcanic sediment, according to Ovsicori reports.

A second, similar eruption occurred Sept. 22. The daily La Nación reported that this eruption caused the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications Ministry (MINAET) to restrict access to the volcano’s crater.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica
Costa Rica
21 views
Costa Rica
21 views

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday shared a message of hope in honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day. Watch the video…

Why our readers love Costa Rica
Costa Rica
61 views
Costa Rica
61 views

Why our readers love Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

During Independence Day yesterday, we asked our readers to share why they love Costa Rica. We loved reading your answers!…

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
1761 views
Independence Day
1761 views

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence…

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