The Turrialba volcano as seen this morning (Tuesday) from the Telenoticias camera atop the Irazu volcano.
The Turrialba volcano as seen this morning (Tuesday) from the Telenoticias camera atop the Irazu volcano.

QCOSTARICA – Circulating in the social networks the last couple of days are unfounded reports of a natural disaster, including an earthquake will hit Costa Rica from the activity at the Turrialba volcano.

Volcanologists at the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) says they have been busy doing their best to bring us best reports and for people to ignore what has been coming out of the social media in recent days.

The activity at the Turrialba has been given a lot of publicity around the world. Much of it is real (like what you read here), but on social media sites like Facebook, reports would have you believe the population should be preparing for an imminent natural disaster.

Some reports are saying the volcano will trigger an 8.5 magnitude earthquake with devastating consequences.

According to the OVISCORI, following Friday’s “important” eruption that continued to spew gas and asha for three consecutive days, on Monday the colossus had short periods (eruptions) without emission of gases and ash.


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