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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Article de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié par Bernard Duyck

After the eruptive phase of 12 March, the Turrialba handed it on 13 March.
The Ovsicori reported eruptions at 4:30 and 10:31, the latter accompanied by a plume reaching 1,500 meters over the top.

They were followed by eruptions at 11:01 and then a minor ash emissions at 11:20.
The Juan Santamaria airport was reopened at 11:15 normally. Since its closure, we count at least 120 canceled flights.

Turrialba : eruptive plume 13 mars 2015 / 10h35 - photo Francisco Arias / RSN

Turrialba : eruptive plume 13 mars 2015 / 10h35 - photo Francisco Arias / RSN

An inspection made by the volcanologists of Ovsicori March 13 morning, allowed to see the edge of the active crater is slightly opened with the eruptions of the last hours. Degassing remains intense.

Turrialba 03/13/2015 - temperature taken by volcanologists of the NSR

Turrialba 03/13/2015 - temperature taken by volcanologists of the NSR

Turrialba 03/13/2015 - Degassing remains intense - photo Carlos Ramirez / RSN

Turrialba 03/13/2015 - Degassing remains intense - photo Carlos Ramirez / RSN

After a few hours of relative calm, a new eruption started at 8:55 p.m., lasting over 20 minutes, with the emission of hot material (estimated temperature of about 500 ° C), and ash fall on the Valle Central.

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