The Turrialba Volcano has been in the news over the last few weeks since September 19th it kept constant eruptions of ash and gas emissions.
The most recent report of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) indicates that up to 9 am on October 5th was observed a column of gas and water vapor, but the tremor signal (movement of material within the Colossus) recorded a total “decrease”.
The experts noted that the volcano has not cast incandescent material, as many people say have appreciated, but that the white column of gases and water vapour allowed that the glow that exists within the crater reflects.
The Turrialba Volcano, 3,340 metres of altitude and located about 70 kilometers east of San Jose, entered into an active phase of lot of consistency from October 2014 and thereafter has presented numerous eruptions of ash, gases and incandescent material.
After several weeks of low activity, on September 19th, the volcano began a new eruption cycle that has generated columns of ash of more than 4,000 meters above the crater. It is one of the five actives in this country along with Arenal, Irazu, Poás and Rincón de la Vieja, of the 112 Costa Rica-based.
The Turrialba Volcano National Park is closed to the public and authorities maintain a ban on entry of five kilometers around the Colossus.
In case of ash fall authorities recommend to protect the respiratory tract and mouth with masks or wet handkerchiefs, eyes with plastic goggles, and skin and head with long sleeves shirts and hat, in addition to constantly washing hands and food.