Volcano Watch: Costa Rican Volcano Spews Ash 15,000 foot into air

Posted on January 27, 2012

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Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano produced a burst of activity that shot water, vapor and ash more than 15,000 feet into the air.

Nearby residents reported that ash from the blast showered several communities.

The mountain’s volcano observatory said that a new fissure broke open on the southeastern flank of the crater during the eruption.

Turrialba last produced an eruption in 1866, which sent ash falling as far away as Nicaragua, according to historical records.

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