The Poas Volcano, one of the most popular Costa Rica volcanoes regarding tourism is going through a renewed period of activity to the delight of visitors.
This recent time-lapse video taken by a camera near the Poas Volcano crater was posted to the Facebook Timeline of the Observatory of Seismology and Volcanology of the National University of Costa Rica (Spanish acronym: OVSICORI). In the video, the crater lake briefly bubbles up before an explosion sends volcanic debris in a large column 200 meters high.
In the Poas volcano, located in the province of Alajuela, geologists stationed at the Poas have noticed a significant increase in activity since May 2016, which includes an average of four to six eruptions per day.
The eruption caught on video took place at 2:27 pm yesterday. As previously reported by our source: The Costa Rica Star, The Poas volcano has been subject to phreatic eruptions, which are unpredictable and have in the past splashed tourists standing on the observation platform near the crater.
These eruptions tend to be spectacular since the sulfur lagoon at the bottom of the crater lake build up the pressure until it reaches temperatures as high as 200 degrees Celsius, at which point they eject a combination of toxic water and volcanic debris up in the air.
The Poas is still open for the enjoyment of tourists, but visitors may face evacuations when the crater lake starts bubbling.
If you would like to see it in your visit, please contact us and we will be really happy to include it in your trip.
Source: The Costa Rica Star