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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 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...

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Eruption Poses No Danger, Says OVSICORI

QCOSTARICA - The eruptions of the Rincón de la Vieja volcano, Liberia, in the northern part of the country poses no danger, says Javier Pacheco, scientist at the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica - OVSICORI). The...

Mother Nature Still Rules. Italy’s Etna and Nicaragua’s Motombo Erupted This Week

QCOSTARICA - Two major volcanic eruptions were reported this week. The first one is of Europe’s Mount Etna, the second and the most spectacular was Nicaragua’s Momotombo that erupted after being inactive for almost 110 years. Italy’s National Institute of Public Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)...

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....

Hear The Rumbling Sounds of The Turrialba Volcano

The sound you hear is a conversion of seismic records of Turrialba Volcano to be heard by the human ear. Using computer programs we transform seismic records in this case the seismogram located in the central crater of the Turrialba Volcano (VTun) at a frequency...

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 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...

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...

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...

Poás Volcano

Arenal might strike a nice pose from a distance, but you'll want to look Poás right in its face. In the national park of the same name, you can follow a mile-long (round trip) paved trail to the top of the volcanic crater and...

Volcán Arenal, Costa Rica

Photo by Federico Chavarría, on April 2, 2015, posted by OVSICORI-UNA

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...

Transport Authorities Announce Evacuation Map From Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - Ministry of Transport, announced eight evacuation routs in case of an emergency at the Turrialba volcano. The routes are to allow residents and visitors to the areas of La Pastora, Alto Victoria, Pavones, Cimarrones,...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption on April 5, 2015 (Video)

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

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) - ...

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,...

Costa Rica Travel: Best Hot Springs

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL (By Justin, Costaricatop10.com) – There are scores of hot springs in Costa Rica, but you have to know where to look. If you prefer the luxuries of a resort style experience, you won’t have to look very hard. But, if you prefer the...

The Turrialba Volcano Last November (2014)

Photo by Fotos Aereas Costa Rica

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