Volcano Poas in Costa Rica has surprised locals with its recent activity and this thermal footage shows how beautiful it can be too.

 

The video was released by the National Seismological Net of Costa Rica and was shot using thermal cameras placed near the volcano’s crater, located in the national park of the same name in central Costa Rica.

 

The footage shows the moment the volcano explodes in a fiery eruption, spewing magma and fire into the crater.

 

The Poas volcano has recently registered strong activity so authorities are asking citizens to be on alert and to take preventive measures.

 

Citizens living near this national park said that they had spotted some fog in Central Valley but it was unclear whether this was in fact an ash cloud.

 

Locals in the town of Poasito said that they could smell sulphur in the air.

 

Previously, the Volcanology and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori-una) had posted online a video of the volcano during its activity with a large smoke column emanating from the crater.

 

According to experts, the volcano has started a new activity period that might include strong eruptions launching rocks up to five kilometres high as well as rocks being launched two kilometres away.

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