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Pompeii to Poas, A Writer’s Perspective

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 are the human remains, posing grotesquely in solidified ash. The […]

Poas Volcano Keeps On Ticking!

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 has seen an increase in the evaporation and degassing of […]

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 Volcano Eruption From Above

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 eruption. We found out tha… https://t.co/Db2hiOtcgx pic.twitter.com/thAG3CzvVT — Scott Rovak […]

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

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 city. The column of gas and ash exceeded three kilometres […]

Is The Poas Ready For A Full Blow?

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 lasting up to eight minutes. Video from the Red Sismológica […]

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

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 occasions. But, today, the focus is on the Poas. On Wednesday […]

Starbucks Adds Visitor Center to Its Costa Rican Coffee Farm

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 coffee at origin. The 242 hectare (600-acre) Hacienda Alsacia farm is […]

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

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 passengers travelling on the bus that lost control in […]

Poas Volcano Eruption on Tuesday

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 lasted 2 minutes. Watch the video by the national volcanoligical […]