During the early hours of Wednesday, Turrialba volcano spewed out incandescent material, which was recorded in the cameras that are located in that area.
According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), incandescent material refers to hot material, it does not mean that it is melted or coming to the surface.
The glow is actually magma and there have been different varieties, from the very fine ash up to huge blocks that come out the crater and get deposited in the surrounding areas,
explained Eliecer Duarte, volcanologist of the entity.
According to the expert, ash and gas are so hot that generate a flame.
So far, scientists do not know what the lava’s depth is but studies indicate that there is magma that has been rising for more than 10 years.