The last major eruption by the Turrialba Volcano was in 1866. As one of Costa Rica’s largest volcanoes, it attracts visitors year round. In fact, brave visitors used to be able to hike down into the main crater, but in 1996 small rumblings started to increase and time spent at the summit was limited to 15 minutes due to increased gaseous activity.
This past March 12th and 13th the Turrialba Volcano woke from it’s slumber, and started spewing flumes of ash into the air. The three eruptions that happened over those two days are regarded as the most significant activity in the last century. As a result of the significant amount of ash in the air, the San Jose Airport was completely closed, with over 100 flights being cancelled.
What happens when a Joshua Expeditions group is scheduled to depart Costa Rica on the day the airport is shut down due to an unprecedented volcanic eruption?
Lives are changed.