Volcano Alert: Turrialba Volcano spontaneously erupts on Easter Sunday

Costa Rica had just experienced another momentous eruption of the Turrialba Volcano, according to a report from Times News. The volcano emitted ash blanketing the area of the Costa Rica’s Central Valley as tourist were urged to vacate the place in Turriaba for their safety on Easter Sunday.

At 11:00 this Easter Sunday morning , following the two recent earthquakes in Turrialba on Good Friday , the Turrialba Volcano emitted ash for an hour as tourist were sent to leave the area and transfer them to a much distant and secured place .

The National University’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory or the OVSICORI is constantly observing the situation around Turrialba , requesting the public to follow the updated reports on their website so that it can be translated. It provides a map of the area located near the volcano while questions help OVSICORI in explaining to them the present situation.

A cloud of ash reached to 500 meters and were falling down like rain around the farms. High vapors of poisonous gas were expelled by the volcano as the spewing of ash stopped at 1:30 in the afternoon. Volcanic dust were blown from southwest of Turrialba to the outskirts San Jose at a distance of 50 km.

According to a report, there had been an equally strong eruption of the Turrialba Volcano in March that closed the Juan Santamaria International Airport and left 7,000 passengers helpless. It damaged farmland and people were complaining of the ash contained-air. Based on a report, for the last two weeks of March the Turrialba Volcano erupted in succeeding manner.

The volcano said to have started erupting last year in October and November which had destroyed crops and livestock near Turrialba area. Last November’s eruption was the strongest since 1866 when magma overflowed.

 

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