Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano unleashes 15,000 ft ash cloud

January 27, 2012COSTA RICACosta Rica’s Turrialba volcano produced a burst of activity that shot water, vapor and ash more than 15,000 feet into the air. Nearby residents reported that ash from the blast showered several communities. The mountain’s volcano observatory said that a new fissure broke open on the southeastern flank of the crater during the eruption. Turrialba last produced an eruption in 1866, which sent ash falling as far away as Nicaragua, according to historical records. The mountain has become increasingly active since it began to rumble again in January 2001. In January 2010, it spewed ash with such force that two nearby villages, La Central and El Retiro, were evacuated briefly. –Earth Week
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1 Response to Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano unleashes 15,000 ft ash cloud

  1. luisport says:

    Updated: Friday, 27 January, 2012 at 04:07 UTC
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    Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano produced a burst of activity that shot water, vapor and ash more than 15,000 feet into the air. Nearby residents reported that ash from the blast showered several communities. The mountain’s volcano observatory said that a new fissure broke open on the southeastern flank of the crater during the eruption. Turrialba last produced an eruption in 1866, which sent ash falling as far away as Nicaragua, according to historical records. The mountain has become increasingly active since it began to rumble again in January 2001. In January 2010, it spewed ash with such force that two nearby villages, La Central and El Retiro, were evacuated briefly.
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_update_read&edis_id=VA-20120119-33842-CRI&uid=12160

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