The strong eruption by volcano Turrialba at the 01:19 local time affected a great part of the Costa Rican capital, which got up Thursday covered by a thin layer of ashes. Television stations transmitted images of the exact moment of the explosion, with a column of smoke and ashes, gases and other materials.
The Turrialba is 3,340 meters high, the 2nd highest in Costa Rica after the Irazu volcano, with 3,432 meters, and the experts stated that after this eruption, which lasted 11 minutes, the volcano went back to its passive state. Most of the affectations were located in the Central Valley, particularly San Jose, the capital, and the smell at sulfur was still present, just as ashes in the air.
Though the majority said that till now they have not presented any difficulty for this exhalation of the colossus, specialists recommend the asthmatic people and persons who suffer lung diseases to avoid to inhale the air impregnated with these gases. Specialists of the Volcano and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica talk about the perception of tremors of low intensity in the entrails of the Turrialba, that on Thursday, April 28th increased its eruptive activity. READ MORE