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Latest news from Poas volcano:
Monday, Nov 06, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 30 Oct 2017
Monday, Oct 30, 2017
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Poas volcano

Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Last update: 6 Nov 2017
Typical eruption style: Phreatic eruptions, sometimes geyser-like ejections of water from the acid crater lake.
Poas volcano eruptions: 1828, 1834, 1838(?), 1860, 1879(?), 1880, 1888-91, 1895, 1898-1907, 1910, 1910, 1914, 1914-15, 1925, 1929, 1941-46, 1948-51, 1952-57, 1958-61, 1963, 1964-65, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1976, 1977, 1977-78, 1978, 1979-80, 1980, 1981, 1987-90, 1991, 1992, 1992-93, 1994, 1996, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
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Wed, 17 Jan
Wed, 17 Jan 22:31 UTCM 2.5 / 7 km25 km2 km al Este de San Miguel, Desamparados.
Tue, 16 Jan
Tue, 16 Jan 08:38 UTCM 2.5 / 7 km11 km4 km al Norte de San Isidro, Heredia.
Fri, 12 Jan
Fri, 12 Jan 05:54 UTCM 2.3 / 4 km13 km3 km al Norte de Cartago.
Thu, 11 Jan
Thu, 11 Jan 09:17 UTCM 3.4 / 62 km24 km4 km al Este de Palmares, Alajuela.
Wed, 10 Jan
Wed, 10 Jan 17:32 UTCM 2.9 / 6 km9 km1 km al Oeste de Tierra Blanca, Cartago.
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Poás is one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes, and one of its most frequently visited and prominent ones. It contains a green acid crater lake and during some of its frequent phreatic eruptions, water from the lake is ejected like a geyser.

Background:

The broad, well-vegetated edifice of Poás has three craters in a N-S line. The 2708-m-high basaltic-to-dacitic complex stratovolcano is cut by a N-S-trending fissure that extends to the lower northern flank, where a parasite volcano (the Congo stratovolcano) and several explosion craters, or maars, most of them lake-filled, have been created.
Poás has two summit crater lakes. The southermost one, Botos, is cold, clear has not eruptied for about 7500 years. The other crater lake is geothermally heated and -after Kawah Ijen in Indonesia - is probably the world's second most acidic natural lake. Its pH is near zero.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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