Located just east of San Jose, Turrialba volcano is only a two-hour drive from the San Jose airport, but it seems like a whole other world, and it was more so than ever when the volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most active, erupted at 9:27 p.m. last night, according to Ovsicori, Costa Rica’s volcanic ministry.
An ash cloud over 1,000 meters high was also reported to have risen over the volcano.
Light ash and the smell of sulfur have been reported as far away as Escazú, San Pedro and Belén.
For now, volcanic activity has ceased. The national park recently reopened after a period of persistent volcanic activity raised concerns and led to its closure. You can see the volcano in action below.