56: Cost Rica’s Turrialba Volcano emits massive ash and gas trail

May 22, 2013 COSTA RICA – At 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Turrialba Volcano, located east of the province of Cartago, began to spew gas and ash from two crater openings, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reported. By 8:30 a.m. a significant amount of volcanic material was released from the two openings of volcano, “which may indicate that these materials come from deep areas,” Ovsicori said. “It is uncertain what will happen. Volcanologists are heading to the site to evaluate the activity,” the statement said. Experts said Tuesday’s activity is “normal for an active volcano such as Turrialba,” but they recommended all nearby communities remain vigilant in coming hours. The released material fell into grasslands and communities in the canton of Turrialba and reached some three kilometers west of the crater. The trail of gases and ash can be seen from various locations in the provinces of Cartago, San José, Heredia and Limón. Public access to the volcano area was closed last year due to the activity. The Turrialba Volcano also emitted material in 2007, 2010 and 2012. The last eruptions of the volcano were in 1884. –Tico Times
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2 Responses to 56: Cost Rica’s Turrialba Volcano emits massive ash and gas trail

  1. George says:

    Following this solar (earth facing) activity today let’s see how it impacts upon earthquakes and volcanoes this coming weekend/week………..
    ‘Active Region 11745 unleashed an eruption peaking to M5.0 at 13:32 UTC today. Associated with this blast was a 10cm Radio Burst (Ten Flare) measuring 350 Solar Flux Units. A Huge Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has been observed leaving the blast site and does has a strong earth bound component. The CME is expected to impact earth’s magnetic field in two days where a strong geomagnetic storm should result.’ http://solarwatcher.net

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  2. kennycjr says:

    what’s this to do with blue kachina? i would appreciate any further information on blue kachina at all.

    i’ve been following noaa’s space weather predictions since the flares have started back up again, only from what i’ve seen the M-class odd have been staying close to 50%, with the X-class odds staying close to 20% for the last few weeks. are you sure you weren’t looking the at geomagnetic storm odds?

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