Volcano news: Poás volcano, Costa Rica
Poás volcano (Costa Rica): strong phreatic explosion from crater lake
Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 08:4108:41 AM | BY: T
Today's phreatic eruption of Poás volcano (OVSICORI-UNA webcam)
A strong phreatic explosion occurred this morning at the crater lake, ejecting mud and water to more than 200 m height and reaching the observation platform.
Eruption on 8 Oct
According to first news articles, nobody was hurt, but the visiting areas have been evacuated.
Today's explosion follows a similar one 6 days ago (8 Oct).
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 16:32
A series of 3 phreatic explosions occurred at the crater lake after 14:45 local time on Wednesday. The eruptions followed a phase of relative calm during the past months and ejected jets of steam and mud to heights of approx. 100-200 m. ... read all
Mon, 23 Jun 2014, 08:11
Phreatic explosions from the acid crater lake continue to occur at the volcano. During a field campaign on 18 June, OVSICORI scientists observed 5 eruptions during 3 hours. Some of them damaged solar panels of measuring instruments. read all
Sun, 30 Mar 2014, 09:16
Another small phreatic eruption occurred from the volcano's crater lake Friday morning. ... read all
Thu, 20 Mar 2014, 17:52
Another moderately sized phreatic eruption from the crater lake of the volcano took place yesterday morning at 07:08 local time. ... read all
Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 16:05
An impressive phreatic eruption took place at the volcano yesterday shortly after noon (local time). So-called cypressoide-type jets of water, mud, and solid blocks were ejected in circular directions from the crater lake to heights of approx. 400 m. The webcam that captured the event was covered with mud. ... read all