CNE carries out surveillance work on the Poás volcano in the event of eruptions

The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (CNE) it is done surveillance work on the volcano Poas after eruptions were recorded in recent days.

According to the CNE, a work session was held this morning with experts from the Emergency Operations Center and the Volcanology Technical Advisory Committee and it was agreed to maintain communication between the institutions.

In the coming days it will be decided whether or not the preventive measures that were implemented will increase within the National Park, for example the use of safety helmets and the temporary closure of the trail that connects the main viewpoint with the Botos Lagoon.

“The volcano shows low activity… The number of eruptions that exceed 100 meters in height have decreased since February 2024… Although you can never put a zero probability on a major eruption occurring,” indicated Javier Pacheco, expert at the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica.

The CNE pointed out that neighbors to the north of the canton of Grecia reported smell of sulfur, product of the evaporation of the lake that remained in the crater.

“This is a consequence of the evaporation of the lake that used to be kept in the crater and that, in the absence of this and the strong winds, materials such as sulfur and others can move outside the limits of the National Park,” the commission indicated.

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