Christmas Day eruption at Poás captured on video 6 January 2010Posted by admin in Costa Rica, Poás.
Tags: Costa Rica, Poás, volcanic eruptions, volcano videos
You may recall our report of a phreatomagmatic display that Poás volcano in Costa Rica put on to celebrate Christmas Day: well, you can now see a video of the event – ‘Central Georgia couple captures video of erupting volcano’ (also at YouTube).
There is also an interview with tourist Tom Wellman, who made the video. Strange remark 1: ‘this type of volcano doesn’t put out liquid lava. Instead it puts out a dry lava with steam’. Strange remark 2: ‘Tom says that this is the first time in the history of Costa Rica that anyone has recorded video of an erupting volcano’. Not really, try this.
Costa Rican newspaper La Nación has some nice still pictures of the Poás eruption, taken by Kristina Kremer.
UPDATE 11 February 2010. Tom Wellman has provided some clarification regarding his video: please see his comment below.
[Hat tip: Damon Hynes via Eruptions.]