Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04328
The summit crater complex of Turrialba, Costa Rica's 2nd-highest volcano, is seen here from the SW. Three overlapping summit craters are located at the apex of a large 2 x 4 km summit depression that is widely breached to the NE. The massive stratovolcano had four explosive eruptions during the past 2000 years. These produced pyroclastic flows and surges that devastated areas currently used for agricultural purposes. The most recent eruptions of Turrialba took place during the 19th century.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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