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Poas volcano
Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: restless (2 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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS SEEN IN WEB CAM

Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 12:15 PM | BY: VN

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

FVXX22 at 12:07 UTC, 12/02/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190212/1201Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POAS 345040
PSN: N1012 W08414

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/005

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS SEEN IN WEB CAM

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Previous news
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash emissions today seen in volcano observatory webcam.
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
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. [more]
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]
 

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