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Poas Volcano Records Early Morning Eruption

  Q COSTA RICA - A plume of ash and gas rose more than 1,000 meters above the crater in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the latest eruption of the Poas Volcano.   According to the report by the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National...

Turrialba Volcano May Be Ready To “Blow”?

QCOSTARICA - In the last several days the Turrialba volcano has been relatively calm, continuing to spew ash and gases, but, a much reduced rate than the last 'violent' eruption Tuesday night. However, it does not mean we can relax. Nor should we panic. According to...

Volcanic Ash From Costa Rica Sold On Ebay. Really?

QCOSTARICA - In the I wouldn't believe it but it's on Ebay, you can buy ash from Turrialba Volcano explosion last week. The ash is being sold for US$15 dollars, plus US$10 for economy shipping. Here is the Ebay link. The  item descriptions says, "A volcano...

Central Valley Wrapped In a Gray Cloud With The Eruption of Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - A strong eruption of the Turrialba volcano occurred at 1:19am this Thursday, spewing gases, aerosols, hot rocks and ash covering many areas of the Central Valley. Falling ash was reported in areas of San Jose, Coronado, Ipis, San Pedro Montes de Oca, San...

Turrialba With Up To 5 Eruptions Per Hour This Tuesday Morning

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - is calling on residents, visitors and the general public to respect, for safety measures, the five kilometre perimeter around the Turrialba volcano. In the early morning of Tuesday the volcano has been experiencing up...

Security Ring Around Turrialba Volcano Increased to 5 Kms.

(QCOSTARICA) From 2 to 5 is now the security ring around the Turrialba volcano, increased on Monday following a series eruptions since Saturday afternoon, most lasting up to half hour or more. While volcanologists admit it is difficult to predict the behaviour of the colossus,...

New Eruption Causes Constant Emanation of Ash Thursday Afternoon

(QCOSTARICA) A new eruption of Turrialba volcano was recorded at 3:20 pm on Thursday causing a constant outpouring of ash from the colossus for several hours. The ash, however, did not reach height given the eruption was non-explosive, reported the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of...

Winds Blow Turriabla Eruption of Ash East Towards Guapiles

QCOSTARICA - The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reported a new eruption at the Turrialba volcano, this morning at 10:04 am. According to the Oviscori Facebook page, the eruption was "quite considerable" and the ash cloud could travel some 15 to 20...

Turrialba Spews Ash and Rocks

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba volcano Monday afternoon spewed a fresh column of ash and rocks, reaching an heigh of 2.1 kilometres over the crater, at 3:20pm, lasting about 20 minutes. The ash reached many areas of San José around 6:00 pm, including and forced the...

San Jose Airport Has A Contingency Plan In Event of Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - Faced with increased activity and recent eruptions of the Turrialba Volcano, authorities of the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport - the main airport in the country - have developed a plan to address falling material spewed from the colossus and ensure...

Turrialba on Saturday Launched Two Emanations of Ash

QCOSTARICA - Activity at the Turrialba volcano continued yesterday with two new emissions of ash and gas, the first at 2:45 pm and then again at 3:04 pm. The incident was recorded by the cameras of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVISCOIRI) - ...

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...

Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú (Photos)

QCOSTARICA- Photos sent to us by a reader from their most recent visit to the Irazú volcano, an active volcano close to the city of Cartago. The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of...

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

QCOSTARICA - On March 13, 1963, the Irazú volcano gave Costa Ricans a big surprise. The ash fall out lasted up to two years: the period of March 1963 to October 1964.  Interestingly, Thursday was March 12, when Turrialba, close to the Irazú, spewed...

Airline Reconsiders Decision To Cancel Fligths To Costa Rica In Midst of Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - COPA Airlines, one of two major regional carriers serving Costa Rica, reconsidered its decision to cancel all Costa Rica bound and outgoing flights on Friday and announcing that resumption of all flights from Panama, minutes after the reopening of the Juan Santamaria...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Turrialba Volcano Ashes Could Reach San José and Heredia, Alerts The OVSICORI

QCOSTARICA (March 12, 2015 - 11:37AM) - The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica - OVSICORI) reported the latest eruption at the Turrialba volcano, occurring minutes before 11:00am Thursday. María Martínez, the OVSICORI volcanologist, said the spewing...

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