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Activity at Turrialba, Costa Rica 6 December 2007

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Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica, began discharging gas and vapour on Wednesday 5 December 2007. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica reported that by 05:40 local time (11:40 GMT) on 5 December a 2km column of gas and vapour was visible. The volcano, which is 40km east of the Costa Rican capital San José and overlooks the city of Cartago, last erupted in 1866. It has been subject to close observation since an increase in seismic and fumarolic activity in May 2007.

Information
Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Turrialba (1405-07=)
Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – news page, including latest bulletins (which are in PDF format)
Red Sismológica Nacional, Costa Rica – Turrialba image gallery

News
Costa Rica volcano begins spewing gas, vapor – Inquirer.net, Philippines (6 Dec 2007)
Turrialba volcano acts up – Tico Times, Costa Rica (6 Dec 2007)
Dormant volcano in Costa Rica began discharging vapor and gas – AHN (6 Dec 2007)

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