In Costa Rica, Turrialba volcano erupted

May 24, 2013. On Monday morning, Turrialba Volcano, located to the north-west of the city of Cartago in Costa Rica, began erupting. The height of the ash cloud ejected from the crater of the volcano, reached four kilometers.

Farmers from the villages that are in the vicinity of Turrialba, complain about the ash covered them with patches. Local residents fear that the ash will damage their crops of carrots, broccoli, cabbage and potatoes, as well as harm the health of dairy cows.

The authorities advised farmers living in the vicinity of the volcano, to leave their homes. However, many residents refused, citing a desire to look after their crops and cows.

Active Volcano Turrialba is located at an altitude of 3340 m above sea level. It is the second largest volcano in Costa Rica and the country's only volcano, which allows to go down to one of three craters, seeing up close the secondary volcanic activity, said the "Wikipedia".

Source: News Gismeteo

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