Poas Volcano, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica - April 3, 2017: The Poás Volcano, (Spanish: Volcán Poás), is an active 2,708-metre (8,885 ft) stratovolcano in central Costa Rica. It has erupted 40 times since 1828, including April, 2017 when visitors and residents were evacuated. The volcano is located within the Poás Volcano National Park, 50 km. north of San Jose, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. On April 9, 2017, National Park officials placed restrictions on visitors at Poas due to an increased volume of toxic gasses at the summit crater. An explosion on April 12 caused park officials to close the popular park to visitors. The measure was termed "temporary." Some nearby residents were also evacuated.
On April 14, 2017, two eruptions at 07:39 and 07:57 created an over three kilometer high ash and vapor column.
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