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Sunday, May 22, 2022

National Seismological Network to monitor Poás Volcano with four new cameras

Volcanologists from the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network (RSN) are installing two video cameras and two thermal cameras at Poás Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the country.

Poás volcano’s crater lagoon is losing water

An inspection by volcanologists from the University of Costa Rica's National Seismological Network last weekend found that the water level in the lagoon inside the Poás Volcano’s crater has decreased by 110 centimeters in last month.

High temperatures will mean more water rationing for some Central Valley residents

Costa Rica's ongoing hot and dry weather is causing water shortages, especially in high-altitude areas of the capital and some parts of the province of Heredia.

Experts forecast higher temperatures this week in Costa Rica

A decrease in the intensity of trade winds this week will cause an increase in average temperatures of up to 2 degrees Celsius, the National Meteorological Institute reported. Doctors recommend taking precautions against overexposure to the sun's rays.

Poás Volcano spews material 300 meters high after explosion inside crater

The crater of Poas Volcano expelled material 300 meters into the air at noon on Tuesday. The phenomenon, called a phreatic explosion, occurred due to a reaction between magma and water at the southern border of the lake inside the volcano. However, this was not an eruption and the volcano did not spew lava. Instead, a column of steam, gas and other materials formed and spouted out the top of the volcano, confirmed the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI).

Poás Volcano is smoking and glowing red

Costa Rican officials don't mind the glowing, fuming volcano. In fact, you can take a closer look at Poás Volcano this weekend from a lookout point at the Poás National Park. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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