May 24, 2016 9:45pm eruption of the Turrialba volcano.
May 24, 2016 9:45pm eruption of the Turrialba volcano.

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, Desamparados and San Jose are areas most affected by the ashfall, which is expected to reach the Central Pacific coast.

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – national emergency commission – recommends wearing clothing that covers most of the skin, use respiratory protection such as masks, protect water for human and animal consumption, and not expose pets to ash.

The CNE is also calling for calm.


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