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Explosion at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano spews vapor, gases into the air
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Costa Rica
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Explosion at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano spews vapor, gases into the air

L. Arias - May 24, 2017

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano recorded a strong explosion of hot water, vapor, gases and mud that, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), began at…

President Solís tours Poás Volcano region following strong explosion
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Solís tours Poás Volcano region following strong explosion

L. Arias - April 24, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís visited the areas surrounding Poás Volcano National Park and urged the population to follow suit in order to support local businesses, which are seeing drastic…

Poás Volcano closed indefinitely; Turrialba keeps spewing ash
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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…

Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit
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Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit

L. Arias - February 28, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials have reported an increase in the unauthorized entry of tourists to restricted areas of Arenal Volcano National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most…

Volcanologists follow presence of magma at Turrialba Volcano’s crater
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Volcanologists follow presence of magma at Turrialba Volcano’s crater

L. Arias - February 10, 2017

Experts from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) are closely following an increase in incandescence in the crater of Turrialba Volcano that, they say, suggests the…

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano resumes vapor, ash explosions
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano resumes vapor, ash explosions

L. Arias - January 30, 2017

Turrialba Volcano increased its activity once more over the weekend with vapor, gas and ash explosions, volcanologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National…

Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

2016 was a rough year for many people around the world, and Costa Rica was no exception: the country experienced a series of natural disasters from which people…

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