• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Rincón de la Vieja registers overnight eruption

January 20, 2019

Rincón de la Vieja erupted early Sunday morning, sending volcanic rock into nearby rivers, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI).

OVSICORI data indicates a five-minute eruption occurred at 1:26 a.m. Sunday. The organization said it could not calculate the height of the ash plume due to lack of visibility.

OVSICORI shared a collage of images showing incandescent material near the Rincón de la Vieja crater (top) and volcanic material being carried by northerly rivers (middle and bottom).

Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission (CNE) has not yet issued a statement. The CNE recently announced increased security measures at the nation’s active volcanoes.

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano is located in the eponymous national park in the Guanacaste province. The National Park attracts visitors due to its unique flora and fauna, natural water attractions and periodic geothermal activity.

In 2017, more than 82,000 people visited Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
​​


​​
​​This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.
​​
​​

Support the Tico Times

You may be interested

Costa Rica registers uptick in visitors in March
Costa Rica
1 views
Costa Rica
1 views

Costa Rica registers uptick in visitors in March

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2021

Costa Rica welcomed nearly 90,000 international arrivals in March, a significant increase compared with the first two months of 2021,…

Why Costa Rica is re-applying driving restrictions
Costa Rica
1946 views
Costa Rica
1946 views

Why Costa Rica is re-applying driving restrictions

The Tico Times - April 16, 2021

Costa Rica will restart its weekend daytime driving restrictions beginning this Saturday. Click here for all the details. The Presidency…

Costa Rica to restart weekend driving restrictions
Costa Rica
1942 views
Costa Rica
1942 views

Costa Rica to restart weekend driving restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2021

Costa Rica will restart its weekend daytime driving restrictions beginning this Saturday, April 17. On Saturdays, only vehicles with license…