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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

Poas volcano (Costa Rica) activity update: geyser activity from the 2011 lava dome

Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 00:01
00:01 AM | BY: T
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.
Gas-and-steam plumes rose from the lava dome.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 December-3 January 2012)
Previous news
Sat, 24 Sep 2011, 09:14
Recently, a part of the lava dome inside the crater of Poas volcano has been showing areas of incandescence and flames of burning gas. read all
Wed, 10 Feb 2010, 19:22
Our correspondant from Costa Rica reports two phreatic eruptions from Poás volcano's crater lake on the morning of Feb 9. ... read all
Fri, 22 Jan 2010, 22:23
Our correspondant in Costa Rica reports a beautiful phreatic eruption at Poas volcano today at noon time. This is the second eruption (after the one on 25 Dec 09) in a short time span. ... read all
Thu, 13 Sep 2007, 06:08
Laguna Caliente, the frequently visited summit lake of Poás volcano, exhibits signs that increased fumarolic activity is happening at the bottom of the lake: now greenish-gray in color, convection cells in the lake's center and dark gray floating particles are being noted.
... read all
Thu, 13 Apr 2006, 08:40
On 1 April, scientists visited Poás volcano and confirmed that Laguna Caliente at the volcano's summit had widened, and that sediments and blocks fromthe lake's bottom and surrounding walls were ejected during the explosions on 24-26 March 2006. The lava dome's (or pyroclastic cone's) N wall was greatly fractured and a 40 x 7 x8 m segment of the wall was gone. In addition, a 40 x 4 x 6 m chunk of the SE wall of the lake was missing and must have been destroyed during the explosions. They also found that the lake was light gray due to large quantities of suspended sediments, had a temperature of 54 degrees Celsius, had a pH of 0.63, and the lake level had decreased in comparison to the level before the explosions. ... read all
 

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