Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja volcano awakens with new activity

February 27, 2012COSTA RICAIt has been almost exactly 14 years since the last eruptive period for Rincón de la Vieja in Costa Rica, but it looks like the volcano might be awakening from its break. Last Thursday (Feb. 22), the volcano experienced two small explosions in the early morning. Seismic records suggest the volcano also had small explosions on Feb. 19 and 20, according to the OVSICORI report for Feb. 25 (PDF). None of the explosions caused any damage to anything near the volcano and there are no reports of ash fall other than in the crater itself. These explosions are very similar in style to the September 2011 explosions that were like phreatic in nature — that is, not new magma but superheated water generated the explosions. Of course, it is likely that new magma intruding the volcano is the heat source for the water, but these explosions could precede a new magmatic eruption by months or years (or lead to nothing at all). The volcano sits within a national park in Costa Rica and after these explosions; the National Emergency Commission has declared the crater area off-limits to visitors. The last major eruption from Rincón de la Vieja was in 1966, when it produced at VEI 3 event that generated pyroclastic flows. –Wired
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5 Responses to Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja volcano awakens with new activity

  1. Gordian Knot says:

    The slow powering up of these global volcanoes we are witnessing is similar to HID torch flashlight. HIDs require some time to power up as the minerals in the bulb begin to reach their full heating and light potential.

    As the bulb warms up it goes through a series of heating phases including an array of colors (yellow, orange, red, and blue) that’s mesmerizing. When the HID flashlight reaches its 4-8k bright light power depending on the brand, the flashlight can project a blinding tight beam of light up to 1,600 meters.

    These global volcanoes are powering up as they warn us of future events.

  2. Pia Amato says:

    Hello Alvin,

    It’s astonishing to see the number of new volvanoes that become active every week. Has there been a new scientific study to show the increase in volcano activity, natural disasters, etc. within the last couple of years? The media would never publish a report like this for fear of mass panic, but I know that there must be some kind of data available.

    I believe we are seeing what Jesus foretold to His disciples in Matthew 24:3-8.

    3) As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” 4) Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5) For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6) You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7) Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8) All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    Thank you for your tireless work at keeping people informed about what is really happening in the world.

    God Bless You!
    Pia

    • What’s astonishing is the number of volcanoes exhibiting activity in the last 24 months. No studies done by science, but I plan to publish some results soon.

      You’re welcome.

      God bless,
      Alvin

      • radiogirl says:

        I will be interested to read your report soon. Gathering news from this site and bits and pieces from others is telling…the earth is on the move.I keep waiting to see facts gathered to be proven wrong……its just not happening …Alvin,your book of research is looking to be point on.Thank you for the warning…we keep preparing for family and friends.God Bless ,R

      • Thanks, it good to see science is now confirming many of my findings. We thank God for His wisdom.

        God bless,
        Alvin

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