The sleeping giant awoke in October of 2014, erupting numerous times since, causing airport closures, evacuations and national alerts.

Starting Monday, May 11th, Geologists from the Observatory on Volcanology and Seismology of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), have been on alert closely monitoring Costa Rica’s active Turrialba Volcano.

Monday’s activities were difficult to monitor due to dark clouds and mist obscuring monitoring cameras, but it was confirmed that volcanic ash was falling the immediate area around the volcano and that wind was carrying volcanic ash towards populated regions of the Central Valley and the San Jose Metropolitan area.

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Geologists and volcanologists in Costa Rica have warned the public of the dangerous aspects of the ash which is harmful to the eyes and lungs.

The region remains on alert so far this week, as geologist continue to register tremors around the volcano.

There have been no reports of flight interruption from the Juan Santamaría (SJO) international airport.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica

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