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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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1723(?), 1847(?), 1853, 1855, 1861(?), 1864-65, 1866, 2010 (Jan 4) - ongoing
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Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica): activity updates and eruption news

Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica) activity update

Sunday Mar 17, 2013 17:25 PM | BY: T

SO2 plume from Turrialba volcano (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Turrialba volcano (NOAA)
Yesterday's seismic signal from Turrialba (VTUC station, OVSICORI)
Yesterday's seismic signal from Turrialba (VTUC station, OVSICORI)
Increased degassing appears to have occurred yesterday. A weak SO2 plume is visible on yesterday's NOAA satellite image, and the seismic signal shows a phase of weakly increased tremor.
Previous news
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
An SO2 plume from either Turrialba or Poás volcano is visible on today's satellite data, suggesting increased degassing activity at one of the volcanoes. ... read all
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012
A relatively strong SO2 cloud was detected over the volcano today, suggesting increased degassing. ... read all
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
An SO2 plume can be seen from Turrialba volcano on yesterday's NOOA image, suggesting increased activity. ... read all
Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
An SO2 plume possibly from Turrialba volcano could be seen on yesterday's NOAA SO2 monitoring image for Central America. ... read all
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Turrialba had a small phreatic explosion following an increase of seismic and degassing activity. ... read all

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