Saturday, February 25, 2012

Costa Rica's Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Awakens

The Rincón de la Vieja volcano is not as famous as the Arenal, Poas or Irazú, lying in the northern part of the country away from the main tourism corridor. However, it is an active volcano and on Thursday it decide to lets its neighbours know that it still there.

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) reported an eruption between 4:00am and 4:30am Thursday, waking area residents, including those in Hacienda Guachipelin.

In addition, seismological records confirmed that the colossus had two other eruptions this month, on Sunday February 19 (12:16am) and Monday February 20 (12:46am).

There have been no reported consequences associated with the activity.

The last major activity at the Rincón de la Vieja occurred in September 2011 with a series of phreatic explosions.

The RSN will be keeping a close eye on the volcano and monitor its activity. Source