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Turrialba Eruption March 2015

Turrialba Spewed Lava Rock, Magmatic Levels Are Rising: RSN

Turrialba Spewed Lava Rock, Magmatic Levels Are Rising: RSN

QCOSTARICA – Scientists at the Red Sismológica Nacional (UCR-ICE) – National Seismological Network – found “indisputable” evidence of that fresh lava blocks were cast in the latest eruptions at the Turrialba volcano. “(…) undisputed evidence of the presence of fresh chunks of lava, which were ejected in incandescent form and in a molten state [during […]

Turrialba Volcano Is Preparing For A Major Eruption, Says Geologist

Turrialba Volcano Is Preparing For A Major Eruption, Says Geologist

QCOSTARICA – The recent expulsion of gases, ash and rocks by the Turrialba volcano are signs that the colossus is preparing for a “major eruption”, said on Tuesday, Gino Gonzalez, geologist at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), The scientist said that the situation is not to panic, but yes we have to be informed […]

Turrialba Volcano Spews Incandescent Rocks, Gases and Ash In Early Morning Eruption

Turrialba Volcano Spews Incandescent Rocks, Gases and Ash In Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA – It was 2:05am this morning (Tuesday) when the Turrialba volcano erupted again, expelling incandescent rocks, gases and ash that reached the northwest area of San Jose. Javier Pacheco, volcanologist Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica’s (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – OVSICORI) confirmed the expulsion reached one kilometer over the […]

Slide Inside Slope of Turrialba Volcano

Slide Inside Slope of Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA – The Turrialba volcano recorded on Saturday a new slide in the inside slope, on the west wall, of the crater. Click here for more Costa Rica videos. Representatives of the Emergency Commission and the University of Costa Rica (Comisión de Emergencias y la Universidad de Costa Rica) confirmed it after making a field visit […]

Turrialba Volcano Resumes Activity Of Expulsion of Gases and Steam

Turrialba Volcano Resumes Activity Of Expulsion of Gases and Steam

BREAKING NEWS (6:23AM) – After more than a week of little external activity, the Turrialba volcano resumed its expulsion of gases and steam. The Volcanological and Seismological specialist Observatory (OVSICORI), confirmed an “abundant” gasification out of the west crater of the colossus, after a period of relative calm. “It has been expulsing gas and steam […]

National Emergency Commission Activates Contingency Plan In Event Of Turrialba Volcano Eruption

National Emergency Commission Activates Contingency Plan In Event Of Turrialba Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA – The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) has activated a contingency plan in the event of three possible types of eruptions in the Turrialba Volcano (vulcaniana, pliniana and estromboliana). The head of Research and Analysis at the CNE, Lidier Esquivel, explained the plan takes into account not only the types […]

Team Of Experts Documented Activity From The Mouth of the Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano

Team Of Experts Documented Activity From The Mouth of the Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA – A team from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – OVSICORI) documented on Friday how the Turrialba volcano seen from the mouth of the crater. En la visita de campo, el geólogo Jorge Brenes y el sismólogo Javier Pacheco tomaron las imágenes más cercanas […]

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

QCOSTARICA – The behavior of the Turrialba volcano this past week is the trigger of a magmatic eruption of low magnitude but of great economic consequences for the Central Valley, said pn Friday volcanologist National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional – RSN), Guillermo Alvarado. The most drastic scenario would be the spewing of incandescent rocks […]

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

QCOSTARICA – The first airplane to leave the San José airport, the Iberia flight 6314 headed for Madrid, Spain, kicked up a lot of dust from the accumulated ash of  the fallout of the Turrialba volcano eruptions. The Iberia Airbus  A340-600 was ground Thursday afternoon as the airport was closed after its arrival minutes before […]

San José Airport Back To “Normal Operations”

San José Airport Back To “Normal Operations”

QCOSTARICA – 3:23 pm – It was at 2:30pm Friday when officials at the Juan Santamaría international airport lifed the “temporary opening” and re-establish normal airport operations. The San José international airport (SJO) had been shut down Thursday afternoon when ash fallout from the Turrialba volcano eruptions affected airport operations. The airport was re-opened shortly before […]

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

QCOSTARICA – 12:37 pm –  The San Jose airport manager Aeris, announced minutes before noon the “temporary” reopening of the country’s major airport, subject to weather conditions following the latest eruption of the Turrialba volcano. Despite the opening a number of flights arrivals have been cancelled or their arrival delayed. In turn, flights that normally […]

San José Airport CONTINUES CLOSED

San José Airport CONTINUES CLOSED

QCOSTARICA – 8:23am – The Juan Santamaria (SJO) airport continues closed this morning, the airport manager, Aeris, saying normal operations should be resumed by noon on Friday. The closure that has been in effect since 4:00pm Thursday has resulted in the cancellation of more than a dozen flights inbound for Costa Rica and grounded a […]

Ash From Turrialba Volcano Reached Orotina

Ash From Turrialba Volcano Reached Orotina

QCOSTARICA – The ash from the Turrialba volcano following a series of eruptions on Thursday reached as far as Orotina, and event, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica to (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – OVSICORI), at 10:41 om the port of Caldera on the Pacific coast. The strong […]

Ash Forces Total Closure of San Jose Airports

Ash Forces Total Closure of San Jose Airports

QCOSTARICA – 5:23 pm – Air Surveillance (Vigilancia Aérea) reports a number of flights cancelled or delayed due to the fall out the Turrialba eruptions today. The airports affected are the Juan Santamaria (SJO) in Alajuela and Tobia Bolaños in Pavas,  San José since the alert at 4:30 pm. Up to four flights, two from […]

Turrialba Registers Third Eruption Today!

Turrialba Registers Third Eruption Today!

UPDATE: 4:11 PM – The Turrialba continues its activity, with a four eruption, the largest since 1996, at 3:3o PM, the ash reaching a height of 1.000 metres (1 kilometer).  Experts believe the activitiy will continue into Friday. QCOSTARICA –  Volcanic activity at Turrialba continues, the National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional – RSN) records […]