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Cotopaxi volcano
stratovolcano 5911 m / 19,393 ft
Ecuador, -0.68°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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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Cotopaxi volcano news & activity updates:

Cotopaxi volcano (Ecuador): continuing unrest

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015 12:58 PM | BY: T

Volcanic unrest continues. Yesterday, the Geophysical Institute registered 105 episodes of volcanic tremor and 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
SO2 emissions remain elevated, at nearly 3000 tons per day.
Previous news
Seismic activity at Cotopaxi over the past 20 years (IGPEN)
Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015
The volcano has been showing signs of unrest. Since mid-April this year, and particularly during May, a marked increased in earthquakes and SO2 emissions have been detected, which could be signs of a magma intrusion beneath the volcano. ... [more]

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013
IGPEN surveyed the volcano on 20 Sep. Maximum temperatures in the active crater were found at 55.7 °C and no unusual signs of activity or significant morphological changes compared to recent years were observed. [more]
Seismic signal from Cotopaxi (VC1 station, IGPEN)
Monday, Jan 28, 2013
What seems to be a strong seismic swarm has been visible on recent seismograms, but IGPEN has not issued any notes about this otherwise interesting activity, it is suspected that the VC1 station at the NE base of the volcano is either malfunctioning, showing something else or simply having a very strong magnification of normal backgroud seismicity. [more]
Small tremors under Cotopaxi (VC1 station, IGPEN)
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Another pulse of volcanic earthquakes is in progress under Cotopaxi volcano. Such swarms have been occurring several times recently, but for now, can be considered as part of the normal behavior of an active, but currently dormant volcano. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
Another brief episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred during 15 Jan. [more]
 

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