Poás Volcano, had mild phreatic eruptions- 25th September, 2019 to 1st October, 2019. Poás Volcano (June 16th, 2020) is considered ‘restless’.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM the silence of the afternoon was broken as the Poás Volcano shot an explosive charge of small rocks, mud, ash, and, gasses, 400- meters above its’ rim. The explosion caused no damage but it certainly got everyone’s attention.
NB- The beautiful La Paz River is one of those created on and flowing down the slopes of the Poás Volcano till it reaches a cliff and becomes the spectacular La Paz Waterfall.
There have been no major volcanic eruptions in recent times; there have been several phreatic eruptions during that time.
Arenal Volcano is Costa Rica’s youngest volcano and although it has not erupted since 2010, volcanologists are keeping a close eye on it.
On August 24th, 2000, the Arenal Volcano erupted causing the death of one person and two others were badly injured; nearly 1,000 persons were forced to evacuate the surrounding area. This is just another of the hundreds of eruptions and phreatic explosions in Costa Rica.