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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano registers strong eruption

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in northern Costa Rica erupted Thursday, sending a column of gas 2 km into the skies above its crater.

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano increasing in activity, authorities say

Still, Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) is warning that a change in the volcano's condition could occur at any time.

Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The stratovolcano has remained dormant over the last decade, but for years, La Fortuna's 8,000 residents made their peace with the consistently active volcano to form a delicate harmony.

This video of Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano will blow your mind

Volcán Turrialba in all its glory, thanks to Cusuko Fotografía.

Soaring above the volcanoes

A reader - and pilot - reads an image from an afternoon flight out of San José.

Arenal Costa Rica: One very cool volcano and lots of very hot springs

The iconic, conical Arenal Volcano put this region on the map — at first for killing people, and then for pampering them in decadent hot springs.
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