The Turrialba volcano and cloud of smoke and ash can be seen in the background in this photo by the RSN.
The Turrialba volcano and cloud of smoke and ash can be seen in the background in this photo by the RSN.

OSTA RICA NEWS — The Turrialba volcano continues with eruptions, with four new explosions and one major spewing of ash in the early hours of Friday morning, after the main event Wednesday night around 11:00pm.

Gino González, volcanologist at the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) -National Seismological Network, explained that one of the major explosion occurred at about 8:08am.

“A major explosion and several smaller ones were reported. The volcano has been constantly emanating ash through the night. The rangers reported explosions…,” he said.

According to the RSN, two explosions occurred Thursday at 3:46pm and 8:10pm. Two more were recorded at 2:15am and 8:08am Friday.

Reports of ash keep coming in from areas like Sabanilla, Moravia and Tibás. A taxi driver known to the Q says he found ash on his newly washed taxi unit this morning in the area of San José de la Montaña, in the mountains of Barva, Heredia.

This Thursday morning, access to the crater is closed to individuals. Local farmers and ranchers in the area of La Pastora are being granted access to look in on their plantations and livestock.

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – National Emergency Commission – says the “yellow alert” is being maintained for the communities of Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno, Cartago and Turrialba.

Information update at: 11:43am