A powerful eruption of the volcano Rincon de la Vieja occurred on Monday, May 24, when the volcano threw a column of ash and gases 2 km high. The effects of the eruption were felt within a radius of up to 50 km from the volcano, and local residents were warned of possible dangers.
According to Maria Martinez, head of the National Emergency Management Commission, no casualties or material losses were reported. However, she also noted that the danger level remains high and local residents must be prepared to evacuate if necessary.
Rincon de la Vieja is one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, and it last erupted in 2017. There is currently a no-go zone around the volcano to prevent possible risks to tourists and locals.
Volcanic eruptions are a phenomenon that has always attracted the attention of scientists and experts around the world. For example, scientists from the University of Michigan conducted a study which showed that volcanic eruptions can have a significant impact on the climate and environmental situation in the world.
In addition, volcanic eruptions can have devastating effects on the environment and human life. For example, the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines killed more than 800 people and caused major climate changes around the world.
The study of volcanoes and their behavior is an important field of scientific research that can help prevent possible disasters and protect human lives. For example, scientists at Harvard University are developing new methods to predict volcanic eruptions using computer models and data analysis.