Poas Volcano Eruptions on Friday Compared To Events 64 Years Ago

Q COSTA RICA – Volcanologists Javier Pacheco of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) and Raúl Mora of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), both monitoring the eruptions of the Poas volcano these days, coincided in comparing the activity with another period in the volcano’s history.
The two experts agree that the magnitude of the eruptions are similar to those occurred in the 1953-1955 period when the Poas expelled magma.
“We seem to be entering an activity similar to that of 1950, probably a magmatic activity,” Pacheco said.
Firday morning the Poas expelled rocks of up to half meter in diameter at a distance of up to 3 kilometers.
Although for now they are phreatic eruptions without magma, the force of the expulsions, the size of

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