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Turrialba volcano
Stratovolcano 3340 m (10,958 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.03°N / -83.77°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Turrialba volcano eruptions:
1723(?), 1847(?), 1853, 1855, 1861(?), 1864-65, 1866, 2010 (Jan 4) - ongoing
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Explosive.
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Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): activity updates and eruption news

Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): explosion from crater

Friday Jul 17, 2020 07:13 AM | BY: MARTIN

Ash plume from Turrialba volcano yesterday (image: OVSICORI)
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.
No sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions were measured.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 17 July 2020
Previous news
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020
Explosion from Turrialba volcano at 04:12 local time yesterday (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
OVSICORI-UNA reported that surveillance cameras observed an eruption producing ash emissions at 08:18 local time yesterday. Plume of ash rose to an altitude of 11,286 ft (3,440 m) and took place less than 1 minute. ... read all
Thursday, Jun 25, 2020
Turrialba volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
On 25 and 26 June OVSICORI-UNA recorded 3 small emissions of ash that lasted at intervals of 5 to 15 minutes. ... read all
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
OVSICORI-UNA report that no ash emissions was detected from the volcano. Seismicity is of a stable amount. Carbon dioxide/Sulfur dioxide (CO 2 / SO 2) and Hydrogen sulfide/Sulfur dioxide (H 2 S / SO 2) ratios remain within a normal range. Sulfur dioxide emissions was measured at an average of 100 tonnes/day. Crater depth was measured at 140 m, compared to 220 m in 2019. This shallowing of the crater is due to “frequent collapses of the internal walls.” ... read all

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