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Latest news from Turrialba volcano:

Thu, 6 Aug 2020, 08:16
Eruption from Turrialba volcano on 1 August (image: OVSICORI)
Low-level eruptive activity continues. ... Lees alle
Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 07:13
Ash plume from Turrialba volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
On 16 July at 12:09 local time OVSICORI-UNA recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 11,614 ft (3,540 m) altitude and drifted west. ... Lees alle

Turrialba vulkaan

Stratovulkaan 3340 m (10,958 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.03°N / -83.77°W
Current status: kleine activiteit of uitbarsting waarschuwing (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 6 Aug 2020 (low-level eruptive activity continues)
Typical eruption style: Ontploffingsgevaar.
Turrialba vulkaanuitbarstingen: 1723(?), 1847(?), 1853, 1855, 1861(?), 1864-65, 1866, 2010 (Jan 4) - ongoing Turrialba volcano seen from Irazu
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Fri, 30 Oct 2020 (UTC)
29 de octubre del 2020 11:13 pm (2020-10-30 05:13:00 UTC)M 2.7 / 11 km5 km20 km NNE of Paraíso, Costa Rica
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 (UTC)
28 de octubre del 2020 3:38 am (2020-10-28 09:38:00 UTC)M 2.7 / 3 km2 km9 Km Al Norte De Santa Cruz, Turrialba., Costa Rica
27 de octubre del 2020 9:29 pm (2020-10-28 03:29:00 UTC)M 3.2 / 3 km17 km8 Km Al Suroeste De Guapiles, Pococi., Costa Rica
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 (UTC)
26 de octubre del 2020 6:09 pm (2020-10-27 00:09:00 UTC)M 3.0 / 4 km22 km2 Km Al Suroeste De Pocora, Guacimo., Costa Rica
Sun, 25 Oct 2020 (UTC)
25 de octubre del 2020 6:15 am (2020-10-25 12:15:00 UTC)M 2.5 / 16 km26 km5 Km Al Este De Tres Equis, 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.


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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