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Poas volcano
Stratovolcano 2708 m (8,884 ft)
Costa Rica, 10.2°N / -84.23°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Poas volcano eruptions:
1828, 1834, 1838(?), 1860, 1879(?), 1880, 1888-91, 1895, 1898-1907, 1910, 1910, 1914, 1914-15, 1925, 1929, 1941-46, 1948-51, 1952-57, 1958-61, 1963, 1964-65, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1976, 1977, 1977-78, 1978, 1979-80, 1980, 1981, 1987-90, 1991, 1992, 1992-93, 1994, 1996, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
Typical eruption style:
Phreatic eruptions, sometimes geyser-like ejections of water from the acid crater lake.
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Volcano news: Poás volcano, Costa Rica

Poas volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL EM

Friday Apr 21, 2017 17:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX22 at 17:29 UTC, 21/04/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170421/1727Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POAS
345040
PSN: N1011 W08413

AREA: COSTA.RICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 8884 FT [2708
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/015

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS.
OVSICORI-UNA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM

OBS VA DTG: 21/1645Z

OBS VA
CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL090
225/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2300Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0500Z

FCST
VA CLD +18HR: 22/1100Z

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS LOW. VA NOT OBSERVED
VIA
STLT DUE TO WX CLDS. OVSICORI RPRTS WEAK TO MOD
EM TO 100M ABOVE
CRATER. ...GAETANO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170421/2330Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Poas volcano on 19 Apr 2017
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Explosion from Poás 14 April morning (image: Carlos Arguedas C. / La Nacion)
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
The activity of the volcano continues to increase, culminating (so far) in a moderately strong explosion at 7:57 Friday morning (local time) which was the largest recorded at the volcano in the current crisis so far. ... [more]
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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