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Poás Volcano closed indefinitely; Turrialba keeps spewing ash
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Poás Volcano closed indefinitely; Turrialba keeps spewing ash

L. Arias - April 17, 2017

Visitor access to Poás Volcano will remain closed indefinitely due to continuing gas and vapor eruptions that in some cases are hurling rocks through the air, national park administrator Redy Conejo…

UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park

L. Arias - April 13, 2017

UPDATE: April 14. 10:34 a.m. Vulcanologists from OVSICORI and the National Seismological Network reported two strong eruptions at Poás Volcano at 7:39 a.m. and 7:57 a.m. on Friday. The…

Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures
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Costa Rica
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Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures

L. Arias - April 10, 2017

Tourists visiting the Poás Volcano on Sunday afternoon were forced to evacuate the popular national park as a preventive measure due to an increase in the emanation…

Ashes from Turrialba Volcano’s explosions reach San José, Heredia
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Environment & Wildlife
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Ashes from Turrialba Volcano’s explosions reach San José, Heredia

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

After more than a month of calm, Turrialba Volcano resumed ash explosions this week, with maximum heights of some 500 meters (1,640 feet) above its crater. The Volcanological…

Strong earthquakes felt on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast
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Costa Rica
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Strong earthquakes felt on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast

L. Arias - March 17, 2017

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake woke up residents of coastal areas in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific at 4:19 a.m. on Friday. Just a few minutes later, at 4:32 a.m., a…

Turrialba Volcano registers increase in activity
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Costa Rica
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Turrialba Volcano registers increase in activity

L. Arias - December 31, 2016

Explosions and ash spewing forth from Turrialba Volcano, located some 70 Kilometers (43 miles) northeast of San José, increased this week, volcanologists from the University of Costa…

Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses

L. Arias - December 2, 2016

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported that at least one house collapsed and dozens are damaged in cantons east of Cartago due to the strong earthquake that…

Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

A magnitude-5.3 tremor, its epicenter in the province of Cartago, shook various cities across Costa Rica at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. The University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day
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Costa Rica
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Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day

L. Arias - September 29, 2016

Turrialba Volcano continued spewing ash and gases on Thursday in what the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio Mora called one of its longest…

Wind takes ash from Turrialba Volcano to Caribbean communities
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Costa Rica
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Wind takes ash from Turrialba Volcano to Caribbean communities

L. Arias - September 22, 2016

Ash and vapor explosions at Turrialba Volcano continued Thursday with a strong eruption at 3:20 a.m. that remained constant until nearly 7 a.m., the University of Costa…