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Poas volcano
Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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
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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EMS AT14/1555Z

Friday Apr 14, 2017 17:45 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 17:42 UTC, 14/04/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170414/1740Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POAS
345040
PSN: N1011 W08413

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/005

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO
WEB
CAMERA. OVSICORI-UNA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EMS AT14/1555Z

OBS VA DTG:
14/1715Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL110 090/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 14/2330Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
15/0530Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1130Z

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS LOW. NO
VA IS SEEN IN
IMAGERY OR WEBCAM DUE TO WX CLOUDS. OVISCORI-UNA
REPORTED
VA EMS TO UNKNOWN HEIGHT. ...SCHWARTZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20170414/2345Z

Previous news

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Recent activity of Poás volcano (image: OVSICORI-UNA)
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. [more]
Phreatic explosion at Poás last week (OVSICORI-UNA)
Sunday, Jul 10, 2016
The volcano remains highly restless, the hydrothermal system probably being disturbed by a shallow magma body. ... [more]

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