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Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Q COSTA RICA -The Poas volcano eruptions are triggering air pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose at levels that exceed the maximum values ​​allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the residents of GAM that includes the capital city (San Jose) and the cities of Alajuela, Cartago and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Poas Acting Up Again

The Poas Acting Up Again

Q COSTA RICA – After several months of relative calm, the Poas Volcano is acting up again, with a small groundwater and ash discharge. Volcanologists Gino González and Yemerith Alpízar of Volcanes Sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) visited the colossus over the weekend and reported the reactivation after the volcano had remained relatively calm for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is The Turrialba Volcano Ready To Blow? Science Says Maybe

Is The Turrialba Volcano Ready To Blow? Science Says Maybe

Q COSTA RICA (Sciencemag.org) Last month, researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico hoped to reach the top of Popocatépetl, a 5400-meter-tall volcano near Mexico City, to install monitoring equipment at its summit crater. But El Popo, as locals call it, rebuffed them with ash and belches of acrid gas—precisely what the scientists wanted […]

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: […]

San Jose Airport Operations Returning To Normal

San Jose Airport Operations Returning To Normal

(QCOSTARICA) San Jose, 7:35pm. Airport operations at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport are returning to normal, eight airlines announced the resumption of “normal operations” Tuesday afternoon. Another eight airlines said they will be working normally on Wednesday, unless there is a new outpouring of ash from Turrialba volcano. As reported by Silvia Chaves, spokesperson […]

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 en Fotos

Turrialba en Fotos

Turrialba is more than just a volcano, it is a small city in Cartago Province with an estimated population of 35,618. The main industries are textiles, agriculture and tourism. The Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers are notable for whitewater rafting, making Turrialba a mecca for the sport. “Several cities developed and prospered as a result of […]

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 […]

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 […]

UFO Visits Costa Rica After Turrialba Volcano Eruption

UFO Visits Costa Rica After Turrialba Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA – The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica’s Cartago Province violently erupted on March 12, 2015. Numerous explosions over the next several days sent ash clouds into the air. On March 15, a camera recording the eruptions picked up a UFO darting through the clouds. It turns out that wasn’t the only UFO interested in […]

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

(QCOSTARICA) Several communities in the province of Limon continue to be battered by heavy rains. In some places like Gali, Cuatro Millas and Manguita, the water is up to a metre high. In Matina and Estrada, the raging waters broke through the dykes, flooding at least four banana plantations, where workers had to be evacuated […]

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

(QCOSTARICA) The heavy rain has once again caused the closure of the Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, causing landslides between kilometres 24 and 41. This is the third complete closure in the last two weeks, the first occurring on June 20. The ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) confirmed the closure shortly […]

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 […]

Saturday Was Ash Free

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 continued with its degassing. Several geologists of the RSN are […]

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

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 the lives of passengers. The brand new plan developed on April […]

Early Morning Eruption At The Turrialba

Early Morning Eruption At The Turrialba

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 Central Valley. The last eruption was at 4:30PM Thursday, that spread […]

Civil Aviation Confirms Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport Will Re-Open at 4AM Friday

Civil Aviation Confirms Juan Santamaría (San Jose) Airport Will Re-Open at 4AM Friday

QCOSTARICA (12:32AM) – Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) confirmed it will be re-opening the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport at 4:00AM Friday morning, after a 10 hour lockdown. Silvia Chaves, spokesperson for Aeris Holding Costa Rica that manages the airport, said crews will working throughout the night and early morning hours as sweepers […]

Turrialba Volcano Emits Ash Cloud In Tuesday Afternoon Eruption

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 22 minutes. Javier Pacheco, volcanologist at the OVSICORI, said the plume […]