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

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
70 views
Pic of the Day
70 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!