Volcanoes

Poás’ Plume Reaches 1,000 Meters

Poás has erupted again. Just before nine this morning, the volcano shot a plume of steam and gas 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) skyward. According to the Costa Rica Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI), “during the last 24 hours a constant, low-range tremor with small VT and LP type earthquakes. SO2 (sulfur dioxide) flow remains high.”

Poás Volcano on June 6th, 2017. Photo from OVSICORI’s Facebook page. The image was originally taken by the volcanologist Maarten de Moor, who was measuring gases.

As of noon today (June 6, 2017) the gas plume had subsided, but authorities are keeping an eye on the volcano. You can keep an eye on Poas’ activity at OVSICORI’s live webcam. So far there haven’t been any reports of ash, but the plume is still visible and the national park remains closed to the public.

Turrialba Volcano Update

Geoffroy Avard from the OVSICORI also reports that Turrialba Volcano is in a “period of relative calm.” The volcano’s plume is less than 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the peak, blowing to the northwest yesterday and to the west today. There are no reports of falling ash from Turrialba.

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Turrialba Volcano on June 6, 2017. Image from OVSICORI’s webcam.

OVISCORI has a live webcam showing Turrialba’s activity.

 

 

 

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