UPDATE:  Poás Volcano eruption prompts temporary closure of national park
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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…

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
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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…

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

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…

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high

Zach Dyer - July 25, 2016

Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday. At 7:22 a.m., the volcano sent a column of ash, rock and steam…

Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor
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Costa Rica
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Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor

L. Arias - June 17, 2016

Sustained tremor activity that started at 8 p.m. Wednesday marked a new spike in activity at Turrialba Volcano. At 1:45 a.m. Thursday the crater began spewing ash…