After arriving and spending the night in San Jose, our first stop in Costa Rica was the Arenal Volcano in Alajuela. As we approached and saw it from a distance, our excitement grew. I had looked at pictures of the volcano before our trip, but I never imagined how magnificent it would look in person.
The pictures (including my own) just do not do it justice. Waking up to a window looking out to this view was just surreal. It was so beautiful, and we couldn’t wait to get a closer look.
Aside from the beautiful view, we started our day with a the typical Costa Rican breakfast. This included rice and beans “gallopinto”, scrambled eggs, fried plantains, fresh pineapple and guava, and of course, some coffee. After visiting the town of La Fortuna (separate post), we headed to Arenal National Park, which if you’re going to be passing through…
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Floodwaters rise after the volcano erupts. Scientists said the eruption under the ice cap was 10 to 20 times more powerful than one last month, and carried a much greater risk of widespread flooding.
The eruption caused a major transportation disaster in Europe and other areas. And this was from a small eruption. What would a big one do! We have recently seen mega-quakes and tsunamis in Sumatra, Indonesia on December 2, 2004 and Honshu…
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Mutnovsky is a periodically active Volcano in southern Kamchatka, about 70 km SW of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The relative height of the volcano is 1500 m.
A phreatic explosion occurred in 2007 creating a new sub-crater on the floor of the active crater of Mutnovsky IV.
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An large eruption seems to have occurred this morning around 05:30 GMT from Manam volcano north of New Guinea. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume rising to 45,000 ft (approx. 14 km) altitude.
A hot spot is visible on MODIS satellite data. For the moment, no precise other information about the nature of the eruption is available, as the island is remote and most of its population had been relocated after the last major activity in 2004.- Volcano Discovery