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Poas volcano
Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: erupting (4 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: EM AT 16/1546Z

Sunday Apr 16, 2017 17:15 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 17:00 UTC, 16/04/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170416/1656Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POAS 345040
PSN: N1011 W08413

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/009

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. NAM WINDS.
OVSICORI-UNA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EM AT 16/1546Z

OBS VA DTG: 16/1630Z

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

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/2230Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0430Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1030Z

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. OVSICORI-UNA RPRTS EM AT
1546Z BUT CANNOT BE SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY DUE TO
CLD CVR. MODEL WINDS AT FL110 SUGGEST MAINLY A WESTERLY
MOV. ...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170416/2300Z

Previous news
Explosion from Poás 14 April morning (image: Carlos Arguedas C. / La Nacion)
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
The activity of the volcano continues to increase, culminating (so far) in a moderately strong explosion at 7:57 Friday morning (local time) which was the largest recorded at the volcano in the current crisis so far. ... [more]
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 13 Apr 2017
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]

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