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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08903

The broad massif of Poás volcano rises about 35 km to the NW above the outskirts of the city of San José.  The summit of the volcano is a national park and is easily accessible by road from the capital city.  The massive 2708-m-high volcano covers an area of about 300 sq km and rises about 1400 m above the central valley.  Two large calderas cut its summit, and an acidic crater lake partially fills the active crater. Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

The broad massif of Poás volcano rises about 35 km to the NW above the outskirts of the city of San José. The summit of the volcano is a national park and is easily accessible by road from the capital city. The massive 2708-m-high volcano covers an area of about 300 sq km and rises about 1400 m above the central valley. Two large calderas cut its summit, and an acidic crater lake partially fills the active crater.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).


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