Easter Sunday Eruption at Turrialba Volcano

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 5, 2015, there was another Turrialba Volcano eruption causing police to evacuating tourists in surrounding area. Ash carried by winds was reported south and east of San Jose in various neighborhoods.

Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) at the National University reported the Turrialba an hour long eruption at starting 11:24 a.m. April 5th. OVSICORI reported the column of ash reached as high as 500 meters (1,640 feet).

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The Turrialba Volcano is located 50 kilometers northeast of the capital San José at the National Park (Parque Nacional Volcan Turrialba). The volcano reaches 10,919 ft (3,328 m) in height and is located along the south eastern end of the Central Volcanic Corridor. From the summit you can see the Atlantic coast to the east as well as several other volcanoes such as Barva, Poas and Irazu.

Turrialba Volcano rekindled itself in October and last month shut down air traffic through the region for a day, due to the extensive ash content released from the volcano.

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