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Poás is one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes, and one of its most frequently visited and prominent ones. It contains a green acid crater lake and during some of its frequent phreatic eruptions, water from the lake is ejected like a geyser.
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)
Poas webcams / live data Poas volcano books | Tours 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. Last earthquakes nearby Latest satellite images
Volcano news: Poás volcano, Costa Rica
Poas volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EM AT 19/0108Z
Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 02:30 AM |
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 19 Apr 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX21 at 02:25 UTC, 19/04/17 from KNES VA ADVISORY DTG: 20170419/0223Z
VOLCANO: POAS 345040 PSN: N1011 W08413
SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2017/013
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. NAM WINDS. OVSICORI-UNA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: EM AT 19/0108Z
OBS VA DTG: 19/0145Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE DATA WINDS SFC/FL120 045/0-5KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 19/0800Z
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/1400Z
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/2000Z
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. OSVSICORI-UNA RPRTS EM AT 0108Z RISING 1000 M ABOVE SUMMIT. MODEL WINDS ARE LIGHT BUT SUGGEST MOV TO THE SW. ...WHISNANT
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]
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