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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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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) activity update

Monday Oct 22, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

SO2 plume from Turrialba on 21 Oct 2012 (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Turrialba on 21 Oct 2012 (NOAA)
An SO2 plume can be seen from Turrialba volcano on yesterday's NOOA image, suggesting increased activity.
Previous news
SO2 plume from the area of Turrialba volcano on 20 Aug (NOAA)
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
An SO2 plume possibly from Turrialba volcano could be seen on yesterday's NOAA SO2 monitoring image for Central America. [more]
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Turrialba had a small phreatic explosion following an increase of seismic and degassing activity. [more]
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012
A nocturnal visit to the West Crater of Turrialba volcano on 2 February by volcanologists from OVSICORI-UNA revealed several incandescent spots: The SW vent (Boca 2010), N vent (Boca 2011) and the SE vent (Boca 2012) show differential gas and vapor outputs, while showing different incandescence levels. The latter one (opened on January 12th ) registers temperatures above 700ºC. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
A new small ash eruption occurred today (19 Jan 2012), recorded along with an increase in seismicity. The eruption lasted about 20 minutes. [more]

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