Turrialba Volcano National Park

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Turrialba Volcano National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Turrialba volcano eruption 2014. Costa Rica (1).jpg
Turrialba Volcano
Map showing the location of Turrialba Volcano National Park
Map showing the location of Turrialba Volcano National Park
Location Costa Rica
Coordinates 10°1′48″N 83°46′12″W / 10.03000°N 83.77000°W / 10.03000; -83.77000Coordinates: 10°1′48″N 83°46′12″W / 10.03000°N 83.77000°W / 10.03000; -83.77000
Area ~3,900 acres (16 km²)
Established 30 July 1955
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)

Turrialba Volcano National Park, or in Spanish the Parque Nacional Volcan Turrialba is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica that encompasses the area around the Turrialba Volcano in Cartago Province. The park is currently closed due to the ongoing eruptive episodes of the volcano, most recently from October, 2015 to July, 2016.[1][2][3]

Major eruptions in the past include the years between 1864 and 1868. Volcanism increased in the park starting in 2014 and has featured ash clouds that have repeatedly impacted portions of Costa Rica with deposits of gritty soot and caused temporary closures of Juan Santamaría International Airport in the capital city of San Jose.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  2. ^ "VIDEO: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano launches ash 800 meters into the sky -". The Tico Times - Costa Rica News - Travel - Real Estate. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano sends ash, vapor 1 km high". The Tico Times - Costa Rica News - Travel - Real Estate. 7 July 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "UPDATE: Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano erupts, forcing capital airport to temporarily close -". The Tico Times - Costa Rica News - Travel - Real Estate. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 

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