Volcano Turrialba erupted
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Costa Rican volcano Turrialba erupted multiple times, emitting ash and toxic fumes into the surrounding area. The eruption resulted in the emission of ash over a 40-kilometer (20 miles) region, and though no lava was erupted into the surrounding area, super-heated rocks and debris were ejected from the volcano.
Turrialba Volcano is a 3,340-meter (10,958 feet) high stratavolcano with three craters on its summit and numerous steam vents and sulfur pits. Turrialba is adjacent to Irazu Volcano, together they are the two of Costa Rica’s largest. There are 14 total volcanoes in Costa Rica, six of which have been active within the last 75 years.
Volcanos in Costa Rica can not only be a potential danger, but also they are a natural beauty and a treasure that this beautiful country can offer to its visitors to explore. We organize many tours and excursions for our students so they can experience these magical wonders themselves. Feel free to ask our staff!