Strong Turrialba volcano eruptions close two airports in Costa Rica

Report Date: September 23, 2016

 

The Turrialba volcano is currently highly active after 44 days of minor events.

Only yesterday, September 19, 2016, it erupted at least 4 times shutting down two international airports in Costa Rica.

Eruptive activity at Turrialba Volcano resumed Monday with four new explosions, one of which reached nearly 4,000 meters (13,100 feet) in height.
The first eruption of Turrialba, located in Cartago province, some 50 kilometers east of San José, occurred at 2:53 a.m. and lasted about 15 minutes. Eruption at 1:00
The explosion launched ashes, gases and incandescent rocks into the air to about 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above the volcano’s crater.

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