Gas, vapor at Poás Volcano prompts preventive measures

Tourists visiting the Poás Volcano on Sunday afternoon were forced to evacuate the popular national park as a preventive measure due to an increase in the emanation of gases from the crater.
Park administrators ordered the evacuation at 1 p.m. One hour later, the park closed for the day, ahead of its usual 3:30 p.m. quitting time.
The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) reported that gases come from a new fumarole that formed in the volcano last

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