From: Enrique Coen 
Subject:      New eruptions Costa Rica
Date:         Fri, 10 Nov 1995 09:01:58 MST

This is an unofficial report, official report will follow, hope shortly!.
Volcano Rincon de la Vieja , located 85.5W 10.2 N has started a new cicle
of eruptions, of greater magnitude than usual.

Activity started last monday and is reported to be mainly volcanic ash
and water vapour. Scientists are arriving to the field, and evacuation
efforts are being made by the local autorities, some 300 families have
been relocated. Rivers are transporting great amount of ash and have
increased the flow in them, AVHHR data collected has so far given no
indication of ash transport due mainly to heavy cloud formations in the

For scientific information, contact Eduardo Malavassi, head of the national
volcano observatory, email:

More information will follow.

Enrique Coen
Departamento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional, Heredia; Costa Rica
P.O.Box 86, Heredia, 3000 
Phone: (506)2773347      
Fax:   (506)2601197