In order not to alarm the population, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) called for calm and reiterated that the unofficial information disseminated through an audio broadcast on WhatsApp is false.
On May 27, the company issued a message that indicates the possibility that a 8.5 degree earthquake occurs.
“Always after a strong earthquake, or at times of volcanic activity as at present, appear this kind of people who like to create fear in the population, using this kind of apocalyptic messages and conspiracy theories which hide information, “denounced on Sunday OVSICORI via Facebook.
Volcanic activity does not produce earthquakes of this type. Volcanic earthquakes are seen in a very close area of the volcano and their extent does not exceed 6 degrees.
“Do not exceed 6 degrees of magnitude. For an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 it would be necessary an area of rupture of about 200 km long and 70 wide, Costa Rica has no faults of that size, even in the subduction zone on the Pacific coast “underlined the scientific institution.
The OVSICORI leading a campaign to prevent false alarms in the population at a time of the activity of Turrialba volcano is accompanied by large eruptions with gas and ash.
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May 30 , 2016.Turrialba , Costa Rica :
Source : Ovsicori