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Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
(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
Tue, 30 Oct 2012, 10:02
Early Sunday morning, 29th October residents reported a rumbling sound from Poas. Then at around 13:00 (local time) the volcano ejected ash and mud 500 M above the crater. Two other eruptions took place at 16:34 and 16:44 (both local time). The eruptions were most probably phreatic. The Alert Level remains at GREEN.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 10:05
OVSICORI-UNA reported that phreatic eruptions at Poás occurred on 6, 15, 20 and 26 May. The eruption on 15 May was preceded by about 6 hours of very-low amplitude harmonic tremor. Administrators of the Poás Volcano National Park witnessed the eruption and reported that sediment, water, rock fragments, and plumes were ejected 500 m above the lake surface. The level of the lake dropped ~0.9 m between 8 and 29 May.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012, 11:05
High-temperature fumaraoles from the comosite cone (the "dome") at the shore of Poás' crater lake (photo: E. Fernández, 24 Feb 2012)
During February, Poás activity consisted in strong high-temperature fumarolic activity and sporadic small phreatic explosions, reported by park rangers. Read more... read all
Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 00:01
Fieldwork at Poás on 16 December showed new geyser activity from a vent on the N flank of the lava dome that formed in 2011. A water-and-mud fountain rose 5-6 m high, flowed into the lake, and built a terrace along the S shore. Read more... read all
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