Turrialba

Turrialba is Costa Rica's easternmost volcano. The 3,340m high volcano is a large stratovolcano with a complex of three summit craters.

Location: Central Costa Rica
Coordinates: 10.018557, -83.765008
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

Turrialba's location

Turrialba Volcano News

August 2020: Fracturing and incandescence observed within the crater. This was followed by two eruptions, the latter producing an ash plume to 1km.

 


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Turrialba's Eruptive History

2010 After a long period of low level fumarolic activity and gas emissions, Turrialba erupted (phreatic) in January 2000 producing ash falls to 30km.
2014 After an increase in seismicity, a magmatic eruption occurred in October. This major eruption sent ash over 40km away and was the first magmatic eruption in 150 years.
2016 Ongoing eruptions and ash emissions.
2018 A small lava pool was observed.
2019 Frequent ash emissions continue.
2020 Seismicity stable. Minor ash eruptions continue. Fracturing and incandescence observed within the crater. This was followed by two eruptions, the latter producing an ash plume to 1km.

 


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Images of Turrialba Volcano

 


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For monitoring of this volcano, please refer to OVSICORI-UNA.

 


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