Thursday, March 4, 2010

Arenal Volcano Tossing Lava Down South Side

This is some cool news. Anytime a volcano changes its daily routine in Costa Rica it is like a major sporting event happening in the States. If you know anything about Costa Rica then you have probably heard of the Arenal Volcano which is located in the north of the country and has been one of the most active volcanos on the planet since the 60's. The that flows down the side puts on a show that tourist and locals are amazed by. Just early this week the volcano has been really making some big explosions and it turns out the lava is now falling on the south side of the volcano. I had the chance to call a family that lives on the south side of the volcano and get their comments. They told me that they were up at 2am watching the volcano because they heard a big explosion. They then send they noticed large boulders bouncing down the side of the volcano. This is a family that has lived in the Arenal area for generations. They said it was some of the largest lava flow they have seen in many years. Not only was it a show for the locals but the tourist that are visiting the Arenal area had a bonus for their trip having the chance to see such heavy lava flow.

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