Costa Rica Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja ALIVE!

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From Thursday a new eruption in the volcano Turrialba on alert to authorities. For this reason closed the entrance to National Park.

But not only the Turrialba volcano captures the attention of experts, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) limited access to Rincon de la Vieja volcano on the activity in the lagoon.

So the scientists were able to observe the National Seismological Network.

Raul Mora, a geologist at the University of Costa Rica said about this situation.

“We visited the Rincon de la Vieja on Wednesday, park guards, phreatic eruptions mentioned in the lagoon, which has more than 400 meters in diameter,” said Mora.

He recalled that the eruptions are occurring since last year.

The Rincon de la Vieja has been characterized by these eruptions, but had a quiet period from September last year reported a large activity that affected the north side of the volcano in the river Pénjamo specifically killing fish.

“The area north of the volcano is the crater bottom and where can eject more material, that is our main concern,” said the geologist.

He concluded that maintain constant vigilance because the activity will remain very active.

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