The IMN also advised caution for people near rivers in the surroundings of the Poás, Turrialba and Rincón de la Vieja volcanoes, as higher waters could carry materials accumulated from recent eruptions.
The risk of a massive landslide in the southwestern San José canton of Mora prompted municipal officials to order the evacuation of some 20 families living in a mountainous area known as Quebrada Honda.
The potential landslide near the town of Tres Ríos, in the Cartago canton of La Unión, has sparked a controversy over whether or not the owners of a local farm should be granted permission to mine rocks and other material along a local river.
At least four people are dead and about 100 others missing following a landslide that damaged some 125 homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, an official said Friday. The Guatemala landslide occurred Thursday night.