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Poas Volcano: Experts Confirm Lava Has Been Rising To The Surface

Poas Volcano: Experts Confirm Lava Has Been Rising To The Surface

Q COSTA RICA – Some of the ash released by the Poas Volcano in the past week included ‘juvenile magma”. This was confirmed by independent volcanologists Gino Gonzalez and Raul Mora, after analyzing samples of the material in the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (Lanotec), of the National High Technology Center (CeNAT). The analyzed samples correspond to […]

Eruptions Undermine Wall That Surrounded Poás Volcano Crater

Eruptions Undermine Wall That Surrounded Poás Volcano Crater

If you, like many, have visited the Poas volcano crater in the last several decades, the image in your brain and constantly seen in photos, is no longer, after two ‘violent’ eruptions Sunday that completely destroyed the ‘volcanic dome‘. The “domo” in Spanish, a wall 30 meters above the level of the Poas’ lagoon, formed […]

Poas Volcano Eruptions on Friday Compared To Events 64 Years Ago

Poas Volcano Eruptions on Friday Compared To Events 64 Years Ago

Q COSTA RICA – Volcanologists Javier Pacheco of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) and Raúl Mora of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), both monitoring the eruptions of the Poas volcano these days, coincided in comparing the activity with another period in the volcano’s history. The two experts agree that the […]

The Poas Acting Up Again

The Poas Acting Up Again

Q COSTA RICA – After several months of relative calm, the Poas Volcano is acting up again, with a small groundwater and ash discharge. Volcanologists Gino González and Yemerith Alpízar of Volcanes Sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) visited the colossus over the weekend and reported the reactivation after the volcano had remained relatively calm for […]

Turrialba Volcano Spews ‘Juvenile Rocks’

Turrialba Volcano Spews ‘Juvenile Rocks’

Q COSTA RICA – The Turrialba volcano on Saturday spewed newly erupted material that is being delivered to the surface for the first time – called juvenile rocks, in a small eruption at about 7:12pm. According to the volcanologist, Marino Protti, of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the cameras the institution […]

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Experts Predict The Turrialba With Two More Years of Ashfall or An Eruption

Q COSTA RICA – The materials being spewed out by the Turrialba volcano are chemically similar to those of the previous eruptive cycle, dating back to 1864. In 1863, Danish naturalist Anders Sandow Oersted reported cracks where smoke and vapor emanated from the colossus, while traveler Karl Hoffman described a column of smoke rising high […]

New Eruption Causes Constant Emanation of Ash Thursday Afternoon

New Eruption Causes Constant Emanation of Ash Thursday Afternoon

(QCOSTARICA) A new eruption of Turrialba volcano was recorded at 3:20 pm on Thursday causing a constant outpouring of ash from the colossus for several hours. The ash, however, did not reach height given the eruption was non-explosive, reported the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported. OVSICORI seismologist, Floribeth Vega, explained that […]

Magma Can Take ‘Highway From Hell’ to Fuel Volcanic Eruptions

Magma Can Take ‘Highway From Hell’ to Fuel Volcanic Eruptions

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times article by By Melissa Pandika, August 1, 2013. Magma from deep within the Earth’s mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The molten lava that […]

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

QCOSTARICA – The behavior of the Turrialba volcano this past week is the trigger of a magmatic eruption of low magnitude but of great economic consequences for the Central Valley, said pn Friday volcanologist National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional – RSN), Guillermo Alvarado. The most drastic scenario would be the spewing of incandescent rocks […]