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Turrialba tourism businesses keep on working as experts monitor heavy volcanic activity nearby

TURRIALBA, Cartago – The Turrialba Volcano continues to be highly active, and during a visit Friday by The Tico Times, the National Seismological Network (RSN) had reported at least four strong explosions and emissions of ash. So far, no injuries have been reported since the volcano began erupting last Wednesday evening.

Turrialba Volcano eruption in Costa Rica: Photos from the web

On Wednesday night a massive phreatic eruption spewed ash, rocks and possibly magma from the Turrialba Volcano, located 60 kilometers northeast of Costa Rica's capital, San José. Here are some of the most incredible photos from around the web.

Turrialba Volcano explosions in Costa Rica prompt advisory alerts in 5 Cartago cantons

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission on Thursday raised its alert status from green to yellow – the second highest advisory level – in the Cartago cantons of Turrialba, Jiménez, Alvarado, Oreamuno and Cartago Central following increased activity at the Turrialba Volcano on Wednesday night.

Costa Rica emergency officials on alert following explosions, ash spewing at Turrialba Volcano

Loud rumblings and ash covering roofs, gardens, roads and cars are the first results of increased activity at Turrialba Volcano, located northeast of the province Cartago, that started late Wednesday evening and continued Thursday.

Increased phreatic activity reported at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory has registered since last Wednesday several seismic signals consistent with phreatic eruptions in the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. This is the first time the volcano has registered a high level of activity since 2012.

Poás Volcano spews gas and water during 3 phreatic eruptions

Costa Rica's Poás Volcano spewed gas and water more than 300 feet into the air on Wednesday, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica reported. Seismologists registered three consecutive phreatic eruptions starting at 2:45 p.m.

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