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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
Typical eruption style:
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 (Costa Rica) activity update: Stronger activity, ash emissions, national park closed

Monday Feb 11, 2019 21:12 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND

Ash emissions today seen in volcano observatory webcam.
Ash emissions today seen in volcano observatory webcam.
More significant activity began today with persistent low-level ash emissions and incandescence has been observed suggesting some new lava is erupting. The national park that the volcano is located in has been closed as a precaution. This is the first strong activity since the vigorous 2017 eruption. Unrest has been slowly increasing for the last few months.
Previous news
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Eruption from Poás' crater lake on 3 Jan 2019 (image: Ovsicori-Una)
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
Ovsicori-una reported frequent steam explosions from the gray acid crater lake, while the lake itself has been decreasing. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 06, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 30 Oct 2017
Monday, Oct 30, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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