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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 Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

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 city (San Jose) and the cities of Alajuela, Cartago and […]

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 […]

Poás Volcano

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 peer down over eerily colored lagoons. Photo: Sarah Murray