Costa Rica: simultaneous eruptions at Turrialba and Poás 15 September 2010Posted by admin in activity reports, Costa Rica, eruptions, Poás, Turrialba.
In volcanically active Costa Rica two volcanoes chose to erupt simultaneously yesterday, says the English-language news site Inside Costa Rica: both Turrialba and Poás erupted what journalists insist on calling ‘smoke’ early on the morning of Tuesday 14 September. As the two volcanoes are 55 kilometres apart the effect of simultaneity will have been lost on anyone actually present at either of them. The eruptions do not seem to have been particularly significant: experts from OVSICORI regard the activity as normal, with clear skies and lack of wind making the volcanoes’ habitual emissions more visible than usual. OVSICORI volcanologists will be visiting the volcanoes to evaluate the effects of the activity.
Turrialba and Poás volcanoes in simultaneous eruptions – Inside Costa Rica, 15 September 2010
Global Volcanism Program: Poás – summary information for Poás (1405-04=)
Global Volcanism Program: Turrialba – summary information for Turrialba (1405-07=)
Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica – OVSICORI website