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Poas volcano
Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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
Typical eruption style:
Phreatic eruptions, sometimes geyser-like ejections of water from the acid crater lake.
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Volcano news: Poás volcano, Costa Rica

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Wed, 13 May 2020, 08:43
Incandescence from Poas volcano on 6 May (image: OVSICORI)
On 6 May between 04:00-06:00 local time OVSICORI-UNA reported visible incandescence associated with fumarolic activity located south of the Boca A. Seismicity remains stable including regular intervals of 200 to 300 per day. No eruption was detected. The lake level is stable. Read more...
Thu, 13 Feb 2020, 03:58
OVSICORI-UNA report that there is currently a stable fluctuation pattern of seismic activity at the volcano. There is continued inflation but not a significant amount. Carbon dioxide/Sulfur dioxide (CO 2 / SO 2) ratios remains stable with the exception of a peak on February 9. There is almost no Hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S). Sulfur dioxide emissions significantly increased over the weekend (February 8-9). The crater lake level has also decreased.
Wed, 29 Jan 2020, 09:00
Emissions´s content from Poas volcano (image: OVSICORI)
OVSICORI recored 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes on 18 January and one water eruption on 4 January. There is no significant deformation. Read more... read all
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