Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): sporadic ash and gas emissions continue

Sun, 13 Mar 2022, 00:15
00:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
Fine particles of ash and gas rose from Turrialba volcano this morning. The orange-to-red color of the plume doesn't relate to the magma glow but the reflection of sunlight (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
Fine particles of ash and gas rose from Turrialba volcano this morning. The orange-to-red color of the plume doesn't relate to the magma glow but the reflection of sunlight (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
The activity at the volcano continues at generally low levels.
The OVSICORI-UNA local observatory reported that small amounts of ash, gas and water vapor continue from the summit crater dominated by venting.
The seismic activity remains at stable levels, but fluctuated in frequency of quakes.
Source: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica volcano activity update 12 March 2022

Previous news

Thu, 3 Mar 2022, 00:58
OVSICORI-UNA reported that a point of incandescence on the SW wall of Turrialba's Cráter Oeste was visible on 23 February and was coincident with the area of strongest gas emissions. At 1955 on 27 February an eruption produced a diffuse ash plume that rose 300 m above the summit and drifted NE. Rumbling heard on 28 February was sometimes coincident with minor ash emissions. ... Read all
Wed, 23 Feb 2022, 18:47
OVSICORI-UNA reported that at 0412 on 19 February an eruption at Turrialba's Cráter Oeste produced a small ash plume that rose 100 m above the summit and drifted W. Minor ashfall was reported by park rangers in Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú. An eruptive event was recorded later that day at 1624, though weather clouds prevented visual confirmation. ... Read all
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