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Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Updated: Dec 4, 2022 07:39 GMT-
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Wed, 30 Nov 2022, 15:00
On 22 November IG concluded that the minor ash emissions recorded at Cotopaxi on 21 October were due to magma in the volcano's conduit, though not from new magma entering the system after the 2015 eruption. An average of one seismic event per day was recorded based on long-term seismic rates. In the months prior to the 21 October event, the rate had gradually increased to 1.5 events per day, though after the ash emission the rate fell back to one event per day. Read all
Tue, 29 Nov 2022, 18:37
White-to-grey ash column from Cotopaxi volcano today at about noon (image: IGEPN)
The explosive eruption at the volcano continues. Read all
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Cotopaxi volcano
stratovolcano 5911 m / 19,393 ft
Ecuador, -0.68°S / -78.44°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) Cotopaxi volcano eruptions:
2015-16, 1942(?), 1940, 1939(?), 1931(?), 1928-30(?), 1905-08, 1903, 1895, 1886, 1885, 1883?, 1883, 1882, 1880, 1879, 1878, 1877, 1870-76, 1870, 1869, 1868, 1867, 1866, 1863, 1860-62, 1859, 1858, 1857, 1856, 1856, 1855, 1854, 1853, 1852, 1851, 1850, 1845, 1844, 1803, 1768, 1766, 1750, 1747-49, 1746, 1744, 1743, 1743, 1742, 1742, 1740-41, 1738, 1698, 1534, 1533, 1532, 1400, 1260, 1130, 950, 770, 760, 740, 550, 370, 180, 140, 110, 70, 80 BC, 230 BC, 1510 BC, 2220 BC, 2640 BC
Typical eruption style
explosive
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