Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes
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Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

Experts from the National Seismological Network (RSN) confirmed the presence of lava in the Turrialba and Poás volcanoes during on-the-ground inspections conducted this week. Vulcanologists and geologists…

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…

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…

Volcanologists follow presence of magma at Turrialba Volcano’s crater
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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
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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…

PHOTOS: Turrialba’s big weekend
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Turrialba’s big weekend

AFP and Tico Times Staff - January 9, 2017

If Volcán Turrialba plans to adhere to the saying, "Begin as you mean to go on," then we could be in for an explosive 2017. Ashfall from…

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…

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

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…