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Poás Volcano will be closed until further notice

The wind direction, ash fall, and emanation of gases continue in the Poás Volcano and for that reason, authorities announced that they will keep access to the national park closed to visitors until further notice. The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) at the beginning of...

Poás Volcano had “episodes of incandescence” this morning (Photos & Video)

The Poás volcano presented episodes of eruptions and incandescence in the early hours of this Monday morning. Experts of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) informed through Facebook that this effect was recorded from 1:51 am. The colossus keeps emanating ash and...

Poás Volcano Eruption Monday (Video)

The Poás volcano registered activity on Monday afternoon. The Ovsicori Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica) published a video in which it shows the colossus activity at 2:39 pm local time. On Sunday, both the Poás and Turrialba had eruptions with plumes of ash.

A Glimpse of Mars in Costa Rica?

A crater lake in the Poás Volcano in Costa Rica may hold the secrets to potential past life on a planet that is 34 million miles (54.6 million kilometers) away and only recently within the reach of unmanned rovers. A team of researchers visited this...

More than 1,500 people visited the Poás volcano in the first three days of reopening

The Poás Volcano re-opened its doors to the public again last Friday. In the first three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - more than 1,500 people visited the colossus, with the illusion of observing the bright colors of the crater, after 16 months...

Businesses And Residents Of The Poas Volcano Desperate To Have Park Reopened

Some 410,000 people visited the Poas Volcano, the closest to the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). An eruption in April 2017 closed the park to visitors. One year later, the Poas volcano park is still closed, despite the relative calm of the Colossus. In the year...

Microbes Living In Toxic Volcanic Lake In Costa Rica Could Hold Clues To Life On Mars

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered microbes living in a toxic volcanic lake that may rank as one of the harshest environments on Earth. Their findings, published recently online, could guide scientists looking for signs of ancient life on Mars. The team,...

Homer Takes Marge To Poas, Canopies La Fortuna With Bart

Though the Poas Volcano is closed to regular tourists, the national park was open to Homer and Marge Simpson. "Homer read the recommendations sent him and decided to invite Marge to know the incredible Poás Volcano in Costa Rica," explained the Tweet. Homero leyó las recomendaciones...

Poas Volcano Community Seeking Ways To Attract Visitors

Communities affected by the eruptions of the Poas volcano, which since April has cut tourism in their area, are looking for ways to attract visitors to reenergize their economies. Hotels, restaurants, and tourism & leisure promoters have been hit hard by the closure of the...

Poas Volcano Records Early Morning Eruption

  Q COSTA RICA - A plume of ash and gas rose more than 1,000 meters above the crater in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the latest eruption of the Poas Volcano.   According to the report by the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National...

Poas Volcano Eruption

Q PHOTOS - Awesome photos of the Poas Volcano eruption sent to the Q by Ken Beedle, taken from his home in Playa Blanca, Puntarenas, on the Nicoya Peninsula on Monday morning (May 22). "Needles to say, I was startled by what I saw and...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of the recent improvements made to the park, valued at ¢763 million colones (US$1.362 million dollars). The national park was closed and a 'green' alert issued for five...

Pompeii to Poas, A Writer’s Perspective

Q COSTA RICA - by Chris Clarke - Many readers have strolled through the ghostly ruins of Pompeii. The chariot-rutted streets; the broken pillars and the lewd frescos in the brothel, with improbably well-endowed participants, conjure up decadent lives snuffed out. Most poignant of all...

Poas Volcano Keeps On Ticking!

Q COSTA RICA - As of 9:00am this morning (Saturday, April 22) the Poas volcano has accumulated 35 hours of uninterrupted eruptive activity, that began at 11:00pm Thursday. Since the start of its eruptive activity at the beginning of the month, the last few days...

The Poas Volcano Has Left Behind Its Relative Calm

Q COSTA RICA - Last Friday, April 14, at 7:56am, the Poas Volcano left behind a period of relative calm, with small emanations of ash, mud and small stones, and went to a more explosive activity, which experts believe will include eruptions of up...

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...

Poas Volcano National Park Remains Closed

Due to intense volcanic activity this past week, the Poas Volcano national park remains closed. Police have closed off all access to the volcano and national park, traffic detoured at the Vara Blanca/Cinchona crossing.

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...

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...

The Poas Volcano Eruption From Above

After taking off from the San Jose airport, professional photographer Scott Rovak was able to capture the spectacular eruption of the Poas Volcano this Friday morning. As we left San Jose Costa Rica this morning, we had a great view of the La Poas Volcano...

Poás Volcano Spewed Out Gas And Ash 3 Km High (Photos)

The Poás Volcano made two new eruptions this morning (Friday) at 7:39am and 7:57am, according to the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network. The plume of smoke was seen from many places around the Central Valley and even from San Jose, the capital...

Is The Poas Ready For A Full Blow?

Thursday afternoon the Poás Volcano recorded two new eruptions, described as "very violent" expulsions by Javier Pacheco for the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica. The Ovsicori reported two eruptions starting at 3:46pm, each...

Eruption Of The Poas Forces Closure of National Park and Activtion of Emergency Protocols

Q COSTA RICA - For the last couple of years our attention has been focused on the Turrialba, the volcano that has spread its ash and gases across the Central Valley and even forced the closure of the San Jose international airport on several...

Lava On The Rise Causes Sudden Changes In Behavior In The Poas Volcano

Q COSTA RICA - Pressure from what experts call a "lava bag" - presumed on the rise - brought about sudden changed in the behavior of the Poas Volcano in recent weeks. The escalation began on April 1, when several tourists recorded a phreatic eruption...

Starbucks Adds Visitor Center to Its Costa Rican Coffee Farm

Q COSTA RICA  - Starbucks announced plans to open a visitor center on its farm in Costa Rica sometime next year. The immersive coffee farm and café are meant to complement Starbucks' Siren Retail premium brand by providing customers the opportunity to lean about...

Woman Is 13th Victim of Thursday’s Cinchona Bus Crash

(QCOSTARICA) Miriam Lilliana Carranza Soto is the 13th victim of the Cinchona bus crash on Thursday. The 58 year-old woman died in hospital this early morning (Saturday). Hospital Mexico spokesperson Susana Saravia, confirmed the woman lost her battle at 3:20am. Carranza was one of the 31...

Poas Volcano Eruption on Tuesday

(QCOSTARICA) The Poas volcano, northwest of San Jose, on Tuesday (August 16, 2016), at 2:09pm local time, erupte with a column of gas that rose to a height of 100 metres above the crater (2,808  metres - 9210.24 ft - above sea level). The activity...

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