Activity increasing at Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano

August 19, 2011 SAN JUAN – For over 100 years the Turrialba was dormant, but now is visited weekly by experts who are tracking its changes. Recently, experts have been investigating new holes in the craters, where the temperature of gas emissions has been rising and forming a single plume of gas that is visible at the top. The Turrialba volcano records an average of 100 micro quakes daily. In addition, the degassing is affecting production at nearby crop and dairy farms. To follow the pulse of the temperatures the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has installed infrared cameras, this along with the seismic stations, it will allow experts to learn any drastic change at the volcano in minutes. Cameras have also been installed at the Poás volcano. Last July 22 the Ministry of Environment and Telecommunications (MINAET) decided to reopen the Turrialba Volcano National Park, that had been closed since January 2010 activity. –Inside Costa Rica
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7 Responses to Activity increasing at Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano

  1. luisport says:

    From “Actualidad Volcánica de Canarias” F. B.

    The seismic activity is still high in frequency and moderated in the magnitude. The highest was of 1.4 and be twin 9 and 12 km.
    The total earthquakes number is 3021 at this point, 79 today.(information from 45 minutes ago).

    In the map (above) we can see that the activity today is centered in same area as yesterday.

    16 of August – Yellow – 55
    17 of August – Orange – 22
    18 of August – Green – 339
    19 of August – Red – 79


  2. Now, I’ve lost count. Just how many volcanoes have gone active recently? There seems to be a lot.


  3. Luca says:

    I’ve lost count Irene too it is A LOT! My iPad alert system has more than 20 volcanoes with just recent activity but there is more than that well I assume anyway.

    God Bless


  4. nitewarlok says:

    wasnt it around 40?


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