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Poas Volcano: Experts Confirm Lava Has Been Rising To The Surface

Poas Volcano: Experts Confirm Lava Has Been Rising To The Surface

Q COSTA RICA – Some of the ash released by the Poas Volcano in the past week included ‘juvenile magma”. This was confirmed by independent volcanologists Gino Gonzalez and Raul Mora, after analyzing samples of the material in the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (Lanotec), of the National High Technology Center (CeNAT). The analyzed samples correspond to […]

Eruptions Undermine Wall That Surrounded Poás Volcano Crater

Eruptions Undermine Wall That Surrounded Poás Volcano Crater

If you, like many, have visited the Poas volcano crater in the last several decades, the image in your brain and constantly seen in photos, is no longer, after two ‘violent’ eruptions Sunday that completely destroyed the ‘volcanic dome‘. The “domo” in Spanish, a wall 30 meters above the level of the Poas’ lagoon, formed […]

The Poas Volcano Eruption From Above

The Poas Volcano Eruption From Above

After taking off from the San Jose airport, professional photographer Scott Rovak was able to capture the spectacular eruption of the Poas Volcano this Friday morning. As we left San Jose Costa Rica this morning, we had a great view of the La Poas Volcano eruption. We found out tha… https://t.co/Db2hiOtcgx pic.twitter.com/thAG3CzvVT — Scott Rovak […]

Is The Poas Ready For A Full Blow?

Is The Poas Ready For A Full Blow?

Thursday afternoon the Poás Volcano recorded two new eruptions, described as “very violent” expulsions by Javier Pacheco for the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. The Ovsicori reported two eruptions starting at 3:46pm, each lasting up to eight minutes. Video from the Red Sismológica […]

Eruption Of The Poas Forces Closure of National Park and Activtion of Emergency Protocols

Eruption Of The Poas Forces Closure of National Park and Activtion of Emergency Protocols

Q COSTA RICA – For the last couple of years our attention has been focused on the Turrialba, the volcano that has spread its ash and gases across the Central Valley and even forced the closure of the San Jose international airport on several occasions. But, today, the focus is on the Poas. On Wednesday […]

Turrialba Volcano Spews ‘Juvenile Rocks’

Turrialba Volcano Spews ‘Juvenile Rocks’

Q COSTA RICA – The Turrialba volcano on Saturday spewed newly erupted material that is being delivered to the surface for the first time – called juvenile rocks, in a small eruption at about 7:12pm. According to the volcanologist, Marino Protti, of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the cameras the institution […]

Is The Turrialba Readying To Blow?

Is The Turrialba Readying To Blow?

Q COSTA RICA – A video posted Friday morning by the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – Volcanology and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica – shows how, besides the vapor coming from the crater, a reddish glow could be observed. According to the Ovsicori, the glow comes increased incandescence in the crater […]

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Q COSTA RICA – The materials being spewed out by the Turrialba volcano are chemically similar to those of the previous eruptive cycle, dating back to 1864. In 1863, Danish naturalist Anders Sandow Oersted reported cracks where smoke and vapor emanated from the colossus, while traveler Karl Hoffman described a column of smoke rising high […]

Turriabla Once Again Plays Havoc With Costa Rica Travel

Turriabla Once Again Plays Havoc With Costa Rica Travel

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The Turrialba volcano is once again playing havoc with travel to and from Costa Rica, a number of airlines cancelling flights and from the Juan Santamaria international airport in San Jose (SJO), due to high levels of ashfall. After several weeks of low activity, the  Turrialba on Tuesday began its […]

Central Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano Rose 10 Metres In The Last 2 Years

Central Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano Rose 10 Metres In The Last 2 Years

Q COSTA RICA – The bottom of the central crater of Turrialba volcano rose 10 metres in the last two years, due to erosion and constant eruptions of the colossus, confirm experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori). Of those 10 metres, six are already under rainwater that accumulates in this […]

The Golden Cloud of Ash Of The Turrialba Volcano

The Golden Cloud of Ash Of The Turrialba Volcano

(QCOSTARICA) The Turrialba volcano continues its intense eruptive activity. We’ve seen many photos and videos, one fthe latest, taken on October 27, is stunning. Javier Elizondo, an architect and photograph, was near the erupting volcano, capturing stunning images. The vidoe below is a time lapse of his images. Elizondo said the images were taken around […]

Turrialba Volcano Continues Constant Eruptive Activity

Turrialba Volcano Continues Constant Eruptive Activity

(QCOSTARICA) The Turrialba volcano maintains a constant eruptive activity, spewing ash and gas to heights of between 500 and 1,000 metres from the crater, says the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. The OVSICORI said that ash fall continues in the area nearest the colossus: […]

Turrialba To Get More Active Before Calming

Turrialba To Get More Active Before Calming

QCOSTARICA – With magma rising to one kilometre from the surface, volcanologist Raul Mora says “it is very possible that the Turrilaba may have eruptions of greater magnitude. The expert believes that the volcano may see greater activity – stronger eruptions –  before calming down. The University of Costa Rica (UCR) volcanologist, who had been […]

Turrialaba Blows It Stack Again!

Turrialaba Blows It Stack Again!

(QCOSTARICA) An early Thursday morning eruption of the Turrialba volcano may mean a repeat of Monday and Tuesday, as ash and gas reaching a height of 2,000 metres (2 kilometres) spreads north and west through the Central Valley. The eruption occurred at 3:25am. The intensity continued for more than three hours, reducing around 6:20am, says […]

Turrialba Volcano Eruption Shuts Down San Jose Airport

Turrialba Volcano Eruption Shuts Down San Jose Airport

(QCOSTARICA) Airport operations at the San Jose international airport were suspended for Monday (Sept. 19) afternoon following the a major eruption of the Turrialba volcano sending a thing cloud of ash into the sky. The temporary closure was lifted for 30 minutes, but authorities decided to close again at around 4:30pm for safety reasons because the […]

Turrialba, The Volcano That Keeps On Ticking

Turrialba, The Volcano That Keeps On Ticking

(QCOSTARICA) Following weeks of moderate calm, the Turrialba volcano returned with a roar Saturday morning. According to the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE), the volcanic activity began at 9:57am, spewing out a plume of smoke and ash to about 500 metres from the base of the crater. The emanation was dispersed […]

Turrialba Volcano Had An Early Morning Eruption

Turrialba Volcano Had An Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA – It was minutes before 6:00am Friday morning when the Turrialba erupted, spewing out a cloud of ash and gas reaching a 1,000 metres (one kilometre) above the crater. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico Nacional (Ovsicori) – National Seismological and Volcanological Observatory, reported the eruption at 5:50am, winds blowing the gas and ash in […]

Turrialba Blows It Stack In Early Morning Eruption

Turrialba Blows It Stack In Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA – Following days of passive, “normal” eruptive activity, that has ongoing for the past weeks, the Turrialba volcano blew its stack this morning, spewing ash one kilometre above the crater. The 5:10am “important” eruption was the third since Wednesday night, according to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – Volcanological and […]

Turrialba Volcano May Be Ready To “Blow”?

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 experts, like Guillermo Alvarado, volcanologist for the National Seismological […]

Early Friday Morning Eruptions At The Turrialba Volcano Spreads Ash In The Central Valley

Early Friday Morning Eruptions At The Turrialba Volcano Spreads Ash In The Central Valley

QCOSTARICA – Two early morning eruptions this Friday by the Turrialba volcano, the first at 6:07am and the second at 7:40am, covered the Central Valley with more ash. The first eruption was mild, while the second sent up a column of ash more than 3.000 metres (3 kilometres), according the Observatorio Sismológico y Vulcanológico de […]

Central Valley Wrapped In a Gray Cloud With The Eruption of Turrialba 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 Isidro Heredia, San Pablo Heredia, TibAs, Pavas, La Uruca, La […]

Turrialba With Up To 5 Eruptions Per Hour This Tuesday Morning

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 to five eruptions per hour. Walter Fonseca, head of operations […]

Avianca Begins Direct Flights Between San Jose And San Andres

Avianca Begins Direct Flights Between San Jose And San Andres

(QCOSTARICA) Starting last Friday, the Colombian airline, Avianca, is now offering three weekly direct flights to the Caribbean island of San Andres. The flights leave the San Jose International airport at 11:50am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, arriving a the Colombian island at 2:09pm. The return flight leaves San Andes at 2:44pm and arrives in […]

Security Ring Around Turrialba Volcano Increased to 5 Kms.

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, they are expecting it to continue with constant eruptions. For […]

Turrialba Volcano With 5 Eruptions Since Sunday Afternoon; Airport Closed For 3 Hours

Turrialba Volcano With 5 Eruptions Since Sunday Afternoon; Airport Closed For 3 Hours

The ash fall from the latest eruption of the Turrialba volcano once again affected airport operations at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose international), forcing the airport to shut down for three hours. Silvia Chaves, spokesperson fort airport manager, Aeris Holding Costa Rica, said the airport shut down at 3:30am affecting a total of 14 flights: […]

New Eruption Causes Constant Emanation of Ash Thursday Afternoon

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 Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported. OVSICORI seismologist, Floribeth Vega, explained that […]

Winds Blow Turriabla Eruption of Ash East Towards Guapiles

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 kilometres from the crater, being taken by the winds in […]

Turrialba Eruption Forces San Jose Airport Closure. Again.

Turrialba Eruption Forces San Jose Airport Closure. Again.

QCOSTARICA – The Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (SJO) – San Jose airport, was back to normal operations at 3:30am this morning (Tuesday) after being shut down for almost 10 hours. From 7:30pm Monday, following an eruption at the Turrialba Volcano at 3:24 pm, falling ash on the runway forced airport operations to halt. Some 13 […]