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Latest news from Turrialba volcano:

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Turrialba volcano

Stratovolcano 3340 m (10,958 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.03°N / -83.77°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 15 May 2019 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style: Explosivos.
Erupciones del volcán Turrialba: 1723(?), 1847(?), 1853, 1855, 1861(?), 1864-65, 1866, 2010 (Jan 4) - ongoing Turrialba volcano seen from Irazu
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Mon, 7 Oct 2019
Mon, 7 Oct 18:22 UTCM 2.6 / 3 km13 km9 km al Sur de Guacimo, Limon. (Costa Rica)
Thu, 3 Oct 2019
Thu, 3 Oct 21:24 UTCM 2.6 / 15 km19 km4 km al Oeste de Tres Equis, Turrialba. (Costa Rica)
Tue, 1 Oct 2019
Tue, 1 Oct 20:45 UTCM 2.6 / 12 km19 km4 km al Este de Santa Teresita, Turrialba. (Costa Rica)
Tue, 1 Oct 19:39 UTCM 3.2 / 13 km17 km2 km al Este de Santa Teresita, Turrialba. (Costa Rica)
Tue, 17 Sep 2019
Tue, 17 Sep 18:28 UTCM 3.3 / 12 km16 km2 km al Sur de Santa Teresita, Turrialba. (Costa Rica)
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Turrialba (3340 m) is the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volcanoes. It is a large stratovolcano with a complex of 3 summit craters and its flanks mostly covered by farmland and forest. vegetation. After its previous eruption in 1866, signs of unrest started in 2006 and new phreatic activity began on Jan 4, 2010.

Background:

Turrialba is the easternmost of Costa Rica's active volcanoes and a large vegetated basaltic-to-dacitic stratovolcano. It is located opposite Irazú volcano, both being separated by a broad saddle.
Together with Irazú, Turrialba is one of Costa Rica's largest volcanoes. During the past 3500 years in prehistoric times, it has had at least 5 larger explosive eruptions. The top of Turrialba has 3 craters at the upper SW end of a broad 800 x 2200 m wide summit depression breached to the NE.
Eruptions from Turrialba occurred mostly from the summit craters, although two flank cones are found on the SW flank. During the 19th century, a few eruptions occurred that produced pyroclastic flows. Since an eruption in 1866 and until 2006, Turrialba was quiescent, but showed strong fumarolic activity at the central craters.
Since 2006, increased fumarolic and seismic activity were noted. On Jan 4, 2010, two new vents that later merged into a fissure aligned along the tectonic trend of the summit area opened in its western crater and started to erupt large amounts of sulphur dioxide gas and occasional lithic ash. This phreatic activity was accompanied by strong tremors and continued for a few days, but declined since Jan 8. Ash fall in the surroundings of the volcano and acid rain caused damage to agriculture and prompted evacuation of about 30 inhabitants living in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.


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