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Yellow Alert As Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano Threatens Major Eruption

The Comisiˇn Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission upgraded the alert in Turrialba to yellow and expanded the evacuations around the volcano in response to eruptions of Ash.
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Turrialba Volcano, 40 kilometres east of San JosÚ, spewed gas and vapour two kilometres into the sky yesterday morning, its first eruption since 1866.

People living near the foot of the volcano described a thick white column wafting up from the crater - The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica, based at National University in Heredia, north of San JosÚ.

Turrialba Volcano is a 3340 metre stratovolcano in central Costa Rica.

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áLatitude: 10.03░Ná Longitude: 83.77░W


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