Rincon de la Vieja , Costa Rica : new eruption of Rincón de la Vieja .

Rincon de la Vieja , Costa Rica : new eruption of Rincón de la Vieja .

Experts from the OVSICORI visited the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano to analyze his recent activity.
They recommend to northern residents volcano to keep a watch on the rivers.
Recent phreatic eruptions eject material that fell in areas near the crater, the rains that have been present in the area, make these materials issued by the Rincon de la Vieja, can descend into the ravine Zanjón.
Hence the recommendation of the experts to the people of north of the volcano.
Phreatic eruptions of the volcano are classified as normal for an active volcano.
After the events of the previous week, a decline in activity is reported.

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Tuesday posted a video of a new eruption of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, located in the province of Guanacaste.
The explosion was recorded at approximately 4:20 p.m. by experts of OVSICORI and were similar to those recorded earlier this month.
The video shows a column of steam and gas reaching more than 700 meters high.
Local residents said that the ash had fallen on the roofs of their homes, in an area of ??six kilometers around the volcano, mainly in the communities north of the crater, Upala and Buenos Aires.

The Rincón de la Vieja, located 270 km northwest of San Jose, showed low activity during the past 15 years. The OVSICORI reported that ash explosions, mud and steam was intensified last year.

Access to the National Park Rincón de la Vieja is open to the public, but officials of the National System of Conservation Areas warned visitors to avoid the area around the crater.

March 16, 2016. Rincon de la Vieja , Costa Rica :

Sources : Teletica, Ticotimes .

Photo : Prensa libre

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