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Apr 28, 2015

23:34:54 GMT--Volcano Eruption - Middle-America - Costa Rica

EDIS Number: VE-20150405-47646-CRI
Date / time: 05/04/2015 19:54:35 [UTC]
Event: Volcano Eruption
Area: Middle-America
Country: Costa Rica
State/County: Province Cartago
Location: [Turrialba Volcano]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Geologists with the National University’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) reported another ash eruption from Turrialba Volcano starting at 11:24 a.m. Sunday and lasting for an hour. The eruption is the latest in a string of blasts since October from the active volcano, located 50 kilometers northeast of the capital San José. According to OVSICORI, the column of ash reached 500 meters into the sky over the volcano and is raining large quantities of ash onto nearby farms. Winds are expected to carry the volcanic dust southwest where it will likely reach the capital. OVSICORI is asking people who witness ash to report its location on their website.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 4 on 2015-04-22 at 23:34:20.
Situation Update No. 3 on 2015-04-16 at 17:59:36.
Situation Update No. 2 on 2015-04-07 at 17:25:54.
Situation Update No. 1 on 2015-04-06 at 04:21:33.

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