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Eruptive activity resumes at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano

The eruptive activity at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has resumed over the weekend with constant vapor, gas and ash explosions. UCR's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio M. Mora said that ash and vapor spewings of almost 500 m (1...

January 31, 2017

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Early morning eruption of Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

After several days of weak but constant eruptions, Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano experienced what media described as "spectacular" eruption during the early morning hours of October 26, 2016. The eruption occurred at 11:34 UTC (05:34 CST). Due to...

October 27, 2016

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New eruptions at Costa Rica's Turrialba and Guatemala's Fuego

A new eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano took place at 03:37 UTC on June 25 (22:15 on June 24, local time). Dense fog is preventing estimation of volcanic cloud height. At the same time, volcanic ash produced by the fresh eruption of Guatemala's...

June 25, 2016

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New spike in volcanic activity at Turrialba, Costa Rica

A new spike in the activity of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano, located some 50 km (31 miles) east of capital San José, was recorded on June 16, 2016. Strong tremors, caused by the passage of fluids (gas, water or magma) through the interior of the...

June 17, 2016

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Strong eruptions at Turrialba spew ash over Coronado, Moravia and Guadalupe, Costa Rica

The activity at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano increased significantly on May 19, 2016, with three strong eruptions and constant ash emissions. Country's National Seismological Network (RSN) registered the first explosion at 21:46 UTC. The eruption lasted...

May 20, 2016

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Strong eruption of Turrialba sends ash 3 km above summit, Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupted at 07:19 UTC on May 12, 2016 (01:19 local time), sending a column of smoke and ash up to 3 km (17 000 feet) above the summit (~6.3 km / 20 800 feet a.s.l.). The eruption lasted between 8 and 11 minutes. Emergency services...

May 13, 2016

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New cycle of eruptions closes off Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

Due to the start of a new cycle of eruptions, access to the Turrialba volcano has been closed off, with a 5-km (3.1 miles) perimeter established, Costa Rica's emergency management office announced on May 1, 2016. After an increase in seismic activity on April...

May 02, 2016

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Increased seismic activity under Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI-UNA) reported that the seismic activity at the Turrialba volcano has increased on April 28, 2016. The Observatory recalled that last Saturday, April 23, nearly 75 earthquakes took place in less...

April 29, 2016

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Turrialba eruption spews large quantities of ash onto nearby communities, Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupted at 17:24 UTC on Sunday, April 4, 2015 spewing heavy ash on nearby communities. OVSICORI said the eruption lasted for an hour.Column of ash reached 500 meters into the sky and rained large quantities of ash. Winds have carried i

April 06, 2015

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Strong eruption of Turrialba prompts evacuations, causes flight disruptions, Costa Rica

A new strong eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano started around 16:50 UTC on March 12, 2015. Volcanic material reached some 500 meters above the summit. This is the second major eruption of this volcano in the last five years.Raúl Mora, volcanologist w

March 13, 2015

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New eruption of Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

Another eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano occurred at 02:24 UTC today (21:24 local time on December 8). Ash fall and strong sulfur smell was reported in areas up to 40 km from the volcano.Gino Gonzalez, volcanologist at the National Seismological Network, s

December 09, 2014

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Turrialba volcano erupts, Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano experienced a relatively large eruption starting 05:10 UTC on October 30, 2014 (23:10 local time on October 29). The eruption lasted about 25 minutes and ended with a large explosion. The volcano rumbled back to life in 2010 after 144

October 30, 2014

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Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano unleashed new wave of eruptions

Authorities said the Turrialba volcano had a new wave of eruptions on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Scientists are converging on the mountain for a closer look at the smoke spewing from its center. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) and the Observatorio...

April 14, 2012

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New activity at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano has been more active in recent days, spewing out greater emission of gasses and with sound that appears similar to a jet engine. The gas column is more abundant and the noise is more noticeable. Specialists visited the volcano on Thursday and...

June 27, 2011