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Turrialba Volcano erupted in Costa Rica

Apr 25, 2015 09:09 IST

Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica erupted on 24 April 2015. The eruption led to rise of a column of gas and ash in the sky and forced closure of the airport in the capital city San Jose.

The blast from the Turrialba volcano in the east of the Central American country came after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted twice on 22 April and 24 April 2015.

About Turrialba volcano
• Turrialba Volcano is a 3340 m (10958 ft) high stratovolcano (composite volcano) near the Atlantic slope town of Turrialba
• The summit has three craters, one of which has fumaroles and sulfur pits. The largest crater has a diameter of 50 m (160 ft)
• Turrialba was inactive for 130 years until it came back to life in the 1990s and last time it erupted in March 2015
• Earlier in October 2014, it erupted with great force, spewing ash and magma and has been rumbling ever since
• Turrialba is adjacent to Irazú and both are among Costa Rica's largest volcanoes. It had at least five large explosive eruptions in last 3500 years


Quick Digest

Who: Turrialba volcano

Where: Costa Rica

What: Erupted

When: 24 April 2015

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