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TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption

In March 1963, Irazú Volcano in Costa Rica began a period of eruptions that would last two years.

Weather watch: Landslides on Irazú, rain expected to continue

A Wednesday-morning landslide threatens the radio and television towers atop Irazú Volcano, the National Emergency Commission announced Friday. 

Pic of the Day: Cerro Pasquí, Cartago

Cerro Pasquí is an extinct volcano near the slopes of Costa Rica's mighty Irazú. 

Pic of the Day: Hiking through Irazú Volcano National Park

Irazú Volcano is one of our favorite day trips from San José.

Tico Times #TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption

The whole video is well worth a watch, if only for the dramatic musical score that accompanies black-and-white footage of the eruptions. 

Last-minute getaways for the holidays

Here are some ideas for last-minute getaways over the holidays in Costa Rica, from birdwatching in Monteverde to rafting the Pacuare River and more.

23 temblors shake Cartago starting Monday night

The strongest, a magnitude-4.2 degrees, was recorded at 8:50 p.m. with its epicenter located 9 kilometers northeast of San Rafael de Oreamuno.

As Turrialba Volcano erupts again, scientists warn of increased health risks, economic damage

Scientists in Costa Rica expect Turrialba’s eruptions to gradually increase over the next few months until the volcano is erupting on a near weekly basis. They've also confirmed that lava has reached the surface of the volcano.

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.

Experts confirm increased activity at Turrialba Volcano

Tall, white columns of vapor and gas on Wednesday morning surprised residents near the Turrialba Volcano, east of Cartago, as the western crater registered increased activity that formed a 1.5-kilometer fumarole, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica reported.

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