Tourist access to Poás Volcano closed after eruptions Monday

October 13, 2014

Tourist access to the Poás Volcano National Park in Alajuela was closed Monday morning as a preliminary measure after two explosions were recorded in the volcano’s crater.

“Phreatic eruption noted today at 8:58 a.m. The explosion expelled materials that reached the visitors’ area,” said the National Seismological and Volcanological Observatory (OVSICORI) on their Facebook profile.

National Emergency Commission spokeswoman Rebeca Madrigal confirmed that the organization began emergency protocols and evacuated visitors and park staff as a preventive measure. Access will remain closed for various hours while OVSICORI experts conduct an inspection in the crater, to further evaluate the situation.

“None of the people at the park were harmed and the evacuation was strictly a standard protocol,” Madrigal stressed.

OVSICORI will issue an updated report on the popular tourist destinations in coming hours, Madrigal added.

Volcán Poás. 13 de octubre 2014. Erupción Freática a las 08:58 a.m. Las imagenes siguientes son de la WebCam ubicada en el borde norte del cráter del Poás, administrada por el OVSICORI-UNA y donada por el USAID-OFDA-LAC de los Estados Unidos.

OVSICORI-UNA 发布于 2014年10月13日

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