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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...

Road Rage In San Pedro de Poas de Alajuela

Circulating the social networks we have the latest case of road rage in Costa Rica, when on Thursday afternoon, on the bridge over the Poas River, In San Pedro de Poas de Alajuela, two drivers tried to pass at the same time and neither would...

Can Costa Rica Volcanos Erupt Same As The Fuego Volcano?

Mother Nature in a country like Costa Rica is unpredictable. And, therefore, it makes it difficult to predict if at some point we will endure eruptions similar to those that caused a wake of death and destruction in Guatemala in the last few days. The...

Repeating Seismic Events Offer Clues About Costa Rican Volcanic Eruptions

Repeating seismic events—events that have the same frequency content and waveform shapes—may offer a glimpse at the movement of magma and volcanic gases underneath Turrialba and Poas active volcanoes in Costa Rica. At the 2018 Seismological Society of America (SSA) annual meeting, Rebecca Salvage of...

Costa Rica Volcano Monitoring

On Thursday (March 8,  2018, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported at 11 am that the Turrialba Volcano generated seismic activity with ash fall in several communities of the Central Valley (Valle Central), San Pedro, Coronado, Moravia, and Ipís. The OVSICORI...

Turriabla Blew It Stack on Tuesday

The volcano that keeps on giving, the Turrialba, registered on Tuesday morning an eruption blowing steam and gas some 1,000 meters above the active crater. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) said the eruption occurred at 7:30 am and lasted all day. The...

Seismic Swarm Causes Indefinite Closure Of Tenorio Volcano National Park

The seismic swarm recorded since Tuesday on the eastern flank of the Tenorio volcano, in Guanacaste, was the reason for the decision made on Thursday afternoon to close off indefinitely, as a preventive measure, the National Park to tourists and local officials. "The earthquakes were...

Costa Rica’s Volcanos Not On The List Of 10 Most Active Around The World

How do Costa Rica's volcanos rate among the most active in the world? Pretty down the list. Though locally the Poas and Turrialba continue to spew out gas and ash, even forced the closuse the San Jose airport on several occassions, they are tame in...

Images And Video of Poas Volcano Eruption Of Aug 1, 2017

Images and video by the Red Sismológica Nacional (National Seismological Network) of the Poas Volcano eruption of August 1, 2017, starting at 5:45 pm. The column of ash and gases scattered to the west according to the wind direction indicated by the IMN (National weather...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the area of the Poas Volcano have the country's authorities on alert. One of the strongest, a 4.8 magnitude, occurred at 7:32 pm Thursday night in the area...

Lava Lake Forms In Turrialba Volcano

Q COSTA RICA - After several overflights and field analysis, the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - confirmed the existence of a lava lake in the Turrialba Volcano. The RSN report says there is an opening with an axis greater than 50...

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...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that we cannot lower our guard, especially in a country where there are 120 volcanic foci (subterranean centers of volcanic action). The...

Poas Volcano Blows Smoke and Ash 1Km High In Tuesday Morning Eruption

It was 8:58 am Tuesday when the Volcan Poas blew its stack, blow smoke and ash some 1,000 meters (1 kilometer) high, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori). According to the report, the eruption continued well past 10 am as the...

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...

Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Q COSTA RICA -The Poas volcano eruptions are triggering air pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose at levels that exceed the maximum values ​​allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the residents of GAM that includes the capital...

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...

40 Volcanos Are Erupting Right Now, Including Two In Our Front Yard

(QCOSTARICA) JOURNAL - You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano Discovery, 40 volcanos around the globe are erupting right now, and only 6 of them are not along the Ring of Fire. If that sounds like a...

Poás Volcano

Arenal might strike a nice pose from a distance, but you'll want to look Poás right in its face. In the national park of the same name, you can follow a mile-long (round trip) paved trail to the top of the volcanic crater and...

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