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
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]

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