Thursday, 22 October 2020

Turrialba Spews Ash in Strong Eruption, Reaching The Central Valley

COSTA RICA NEWS — The Turriabla volcano recorded a strong eruption in the early hours of Thursday morning, around 3:00am spewing out ash reaching the Central Valley.

The Observatorio Sismológico y Vulcanológico de la Universidad Nacional (Ovsicori) – Seismological and Volcanological Observatory of the National University  – explained the eruption was accompanied by a seismic signal.

According to OVISCORI, an Avianca airline pilot reported to Civil Aviation a cloud of gas and ash from the volcano. The airplane was headed for Panama around 6:00am, flying south of the volcano at an altitude of between 12,000 and 14,000 feet.

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Carlos Ramirez, volcanologist Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) – National Seismological Network, said ash reached the area of Tres Rios (between San José and Cartago), Moravia and Guadalupe (San José northeast side of San José).

“There was also a lot of gas. People in Tres Rios reported smelling sulfur. We are assessing the information, we will mobilize to the crater within a reasonable time to see what the changes have occurred,” said Ramirez.

Due to this new eruption, schools have suspended classes, again,  in the communities of Las Virtudes, Calle Vargas y La Pastora en el distrito de Santa Cruz de Turrialba, the closest to the colossus.

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