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Turrialba Volcano

Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

The Tico Times takes a look back at some of the natural disasters that hit Costa Rica and made headlines over the course of 2016.

Turrialba Volcano spews ash for fourth consecutive day

Officials from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), the country’s largest international terminal, reported normal operations on Thursday, although two airlines opted to delay flights on Thursday morning.

Wind takes ash from Turrialba Volcano to Caribbean communities

Residents reported ashfall from Turrialba Volcano on Thursday in northern areas of Heredia, Alajuela and San José and as far as the Caribbean province of Limón.

Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions

The temporary closure of the terminal, the largest in Costa Rica, caused the suspension of 68 departures and 52 arrivals on Monday and Tuesday.

UPDATE: Eruption of Turrialba Volcano closes airport, launches ash, rocks 4 km high

Ashfall on the runways Juan Santamaría International Airport and Tobías Bolaños Airport prompted the temporary closure of both airports.

Turrialba Volcano spews ash, vapor

Following an increase in seismic activity, Turrialba Volcano began spewing ash, vapor and gases at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, the first major explosion since August 1.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high

Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday morning.

Turrialba Volcano eruption spreads ash across northeastern San José

The latest eruption of Turrialba Volcano happened at 6:58 a.m. and lasted more than 10 minutes.

Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor

Sustained tremor activity that started at 8 p.m. Wednesday marked a new spike in activity at Turrialba Volcano. At 1:45 a.m. Thursday the crater began spewing ash and vapor, experts from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) and the National Seismological Network (RSN) reported.

Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area

Volcanologists believe Turrialba Volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon and that could have long-term effects on people living downwind.

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