“Turrialba Volcano” acting up again.

      Today El Volcan Turrialba surprised us with some unusally large fumaroles (up to 800 m high) Though no inordinate seizmicity has been reported, these columns of sulphurous gases activity is the most notorious sighted so far since the volcano entered an active phase two years ago. It could be seen from anywhere within the valley and from as far as San José.

       The production of Sulphuric and Chlorhydric gases by the volcano has been a constant, but not in this ammount. The authorities have prepared an evacuation plan if it were necessary, but for now visitors who come in numbers of about fifty a day have been warned not to approach the crater, and to remain  at a lookout point in the vicinities.

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