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Volcano Gets All Steamed Up

Posted on: Sep 21 2014 - 9:57am | Comments Off
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COSTA RICA NEWS – Rincon de la Vieja Volcano gave a brief but spectacular demonstration of its power Wednesday night but it lasted barely three minutes. No lava showed but the explosion of gases set off earthquake tremor sensors of the National University (UNA) located five kilometers south of the crater. The Rincón de la Vieja is an active andesitic complex volcano in north-western Costa Rica, about 25 km from Liberia, in the province of Guanacaste. Click on image to enlarge. As explained by Universidad Nacional (UNA) volcanologist Javier Pacheco, water has gathered in the crater during the rainy season and some of the water seeped underground into fissures. The water made contact with magma or heated gases, causing a brief explosion with...

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Catholic Church Marriages Regaining Ground in Costa Rica

Catholic Church weddings have regained ground in Costa Rica, despite a drop in the number of believers of the religion. COSTA RICA NEWS – The Catholic Church in Costa Rica says that many couples living together are choosing to marry at the altar. So far this year, Catholic Church weddings are almost at 40% of the total number of marriages in the country. In 2001,...

Posted on: Sep 21 2014 - 9:57am | Comments Off
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Happy 50th, “Gilligan’s Island”!

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4DX Cinema Novelty Rocks Costa Rica, Literally!

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Friday Rains More Than Doubled Average for A September Afternoon

Posted on: Sep 20 2014 - 2:07pm | Comments Off
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COSTA RICA NEWS — The average rainfall on a September afternoon is about 20 millimetres (mm). The Central Valley on Friday more than doubled the average reaching 50 mm, said the national weather institute, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN). Gabriela Chinchilla, meteorologist for the IMN, explained that the situation was similar in many other parts of the country, in places like the Zurquís, Tilarán, Angostura, Abangares and Pérez Zeledón. “In just a few hours the Friday afternoon rains exceeded the average, in some places by two or three times,” said Chinchilla. The meteorologist is forecast much of the same through the weekend: lots of rain, thunderstorms and lightning. September and October are the months with the heaviest...

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4DX Cinema Novelty Rocks Costa Rica, Literally!

4DX first screening in Costa Rica, Friday. Photo: Carlos Borbon, La Nacion COSTA RICA EXTRA – Going to the movies in Costa Rica just won’t be the same anymore, now with the first 4DX theatre making its debut. Cinépolis in Terramall (in Tres Rios) is the first to bring us the seventh art experience that enhances the visual and auditory stimulation with touch...

Posted on: Sep 20 2014 - 2:07pm | Comments Off
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