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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Four Dutch tourists and guide treated for injuries after Arenal Volcano rescue

The group finally left the mountain at 6 am Saturday after a lengthy and dangerous rescue effort that began around midday Friday and was complicated by unstable terrain, rain and cold.

PHOTOS: Turrialba’s big weekend

Images from recent days' Volcán Turrialba activities.

Ash from Turrialba Volcano keeps falling on the Central Valley

The spewing of ash, rocks and gases that started Friday at Turrialba Volcano continued almost uninterrupted Monday afternoon, the National University's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica reported.

Turrialba Volcano spews ash; Rincón de la Vieja heaves vapor

Two Costa Rican volcanoes, Turrialba in Cartago province and Rincón de la Vieja in Guanacaste, began to show increased activity over the weekend.

Turrialba Volcano still spewing ash, incandescent rock

An eruption at 5 a.m. Friday lasted for some 20 minutes, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica.

Massive landslides near Irazú’s summit could force relocation of telecommunications towers

Based on Monday's inspection results, OVSICORI’s experts will decide whether some of the 84 telecommunications towers on Irazú need to be relocated to safer ground.

Situation improving for communities near Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano, officials say

Costa Rica's Agriculture and Livestock Minister Luis Felipe Arauz confirmed Thursday morning that crops of carrots, cabbage, onions, cauliflower and potatoes grown north of the province of Cartago “have not been severely affected by the Turrialba Volcano’s activity.”

National Seismological Network to monitor Poás Volcano with four new cameras

Volcanologists from the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network (RSN) are installing two video cameras and two thermal cameras at Poás Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the country.

Arenal: No lava, no cry

The volcano that made La Fortuna abruptly quieted in October of 2010. Can the town rebrand itself as a rain-forest-adventure destination?
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