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Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°WCurrent status
(2 out of 5)
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| ReportsPoas volcano books | ToursPoas 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, 2017Typical eruption style:
Phreatic eruptions, sometimes geyser-like ejections of water from the acid crater lake.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Volcano news: Poás volcano, Costa Rica
Poas volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM REPORTED
Thursday Apr 13, 2017 03:45 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX20 at 03:39 UTC, 13/04/17 from KNES
PSN: N1011 W08413
SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708
ADVISORY NR: 2017/001
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM REPORTED
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/0900Z
FCST VA CLD +12HR:
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 13/2100Z
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS LOW. VA
EM NOT SEEN IN
STLT IMAGERY DUE TO CLD COVER. OBS RPRTS VA EM
13/0030Z. RPRTS OF ASHFALL SEEN IN NEAR BY TOWNS
NW OF THE SUMMIT.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170413/0930Z
Monday, Apr 10, 2017
The activity of the volcano has increased recently. On Saturday, several small phreatic (steam-driven) explosions occurred at the crater lake and scientists measured elevated gas emission rates and raised temperatures. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
A small phreatic eruption occurred from the hot crater lake in the morning (08:19 local time) on 25 July and ejected material to 50 m above the crater lake's surface.
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016
The volcano remains highly restless, the hydrothermal system probably being disturbed by a shallow magma body. ... [more]
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
A small phreatic explosion occurred at the crater lake yesterday morning at 09:20 local time showing that the hydrothermal system of the volcano remains at elevated unrest. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
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. ... [more]
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