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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Turrialba Erupts Violently Tuesday Night

QCOSTARICA - Following 24 hours of relative calm, at 9:45pm Tuesday the Turrialba volcano blew its stack in what is being called a "violent" eruption lasting almost 30 minutes, spewing out a column of ash of some 3,500 metres (3.5 kilometres). Coronado, Guadalupe, Heredia, Alajuela,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Saturday Was Ash Free

QCOSTARICA - Following days of ash fall and weeks of activity, on Saturday the Turrialba volcano did not emit any ash. Lepolto Linkimer, geologist at the National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional - RSN), say there was no falling ash to report, but the colossus...

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...

Early Morning Eruption At The Turrialba

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in4cDd6CDXk] QCOSTARICA - It was 3:40AM this Friday morning when the Turrialba volcano had another eruption. Experts at the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) say the colossus had a "strong emission of ash and sulfur smell" that reached some parts of the...

Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts For First Time in Over 42 Years

SOUTH AMERICA - Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over 42 years on Wednesday, creating a remarkable scene of smoke plumes and ash shooting into the sky. The nation's National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry (ONEMI) issued a red alert for the...

Turrialba Volcano Emits Ash Cloud In Tuesday Afternoon Eruption

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba Volcano once again spewed out ash and gases in a Tuesday afternoon eruption. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica  - OVSICORI) the event occurred at 4:04pm and lasted for...

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...

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...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption on April 5, 2015 (Video)

Turrialba volcano eruption on April 5, 2015. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LZmbdDn3G0]

Friday: Midday Quakes Rattle Costa Rica, Turrialba Volcano Spews Ash

QCOSTARICA - Two moderate earthquake rattled the Costa Rica on Friday afternoon. According to the Seismological and Volcanological Observatory of Costa Rica ( Observatorio Sismológico y Vulcanológico de Costa Rica - OVISCORI) the 4.8 and 5.1 quakes with an epicentre in the area of San...

Vulcanologist Erupts At Gag Order

QCOSTARICA - The Oct. 30 awakening of Turrialba Volcano is not the only thing that is under pressure and is ready to erupt. A young vulcanologist, Gino Gonzalez. 27, is resentful that his boss, University of Costa Rica's geology department Rolando Mora, named only six...

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...

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,...

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...

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