Special to A.M. Costa Rica Photo by Phil Slosberg
The 29th of this month Volcán Arenal will have achieved 39 straight years of continuous, daily volcanic activity.
It already has the record for the longest-running, continuously active volcano in the world. After 400 to 500 years of dormancy, Volcán Arenal woke up with a deadly eruption of 1,292-degree gas, ash and rocks that poured downhill July 29, 1968.
Evacuations take minutes and eruptions take seconds. Bus size rocks of lava instantly crater the ground. click here for more