Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica had an eruption of gas and ash
2 FEBRUARY 2016. The volcano Turrialba, in Costa Rica had a « passive » eruption of ash and gas that rose about 500 meters above the crater, reported an official source. The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) said in a report that it emanated giant steam, gases and small ash expulsions.
For weather conditions, the cloud was moved by the wind with a scattering direction south and up to the greater metropolitan area, where the country’s main cities, including the capital. The volcano has entered an active phase of greater constancy since October 2014 and since then has made several eruptions of ash, gases and incandescent material.
Turrialba, which is also a National Park, is located about 70 kilometers east of San Jose and its accesses are closed as a preventive measure. The volcano is situated at 3340 meters altitude and is the second highest in Costa Rica, second only to the Irazu volcano.
February 03, 2016. Turrialba , Costa Rica :
Source : EL Economista
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