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Ecuador, -0.68°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
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Cotopaxi volcano update: moderate ash emissions - satellite images
Friday Aug 21, 2015 08:44 AM | BY: T
Ash emissions from Cotopaxi yesterday morning
The volcano continues to be relatively calm. Modest ash emissions occurred yesterday morning producing plumes that rose a few 100 m above the summit and were then pushed down by strong winds along the flank of the volcano.
A beautiful 3D view of the volcano based on satellite images was published by Agroprecision / Airbus:
Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015
volcano remains calm. Only low-energy degassing is being observed from the summit crater. During yesterday's overflight, no significant changes to the crater morphology have been detected. ...
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
During the night and this morning, some relatively small explosions occurred at the volcano, producing plumes of up to 700 m height.
Monday, Aug 17, 2015
No new explosions of significant size have occurred at the volcano during the past 48 hours. Seismic activity remains elevated and suggests that smaller ash emissions continue, however. ...
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015
The volcano started to erupt, for the first time after more than 70 years, on 14 Aug with a series of 6 very strong explosions. The volcano last erupted in 1940 and possibly 1942. A major hazard of glacier-clad Cotopaxi's eruptions are melt-water floods that can turn in to devastating lahars and threaten an area with approx. 300,000 inhabitants. ...
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
Volcanic unrest continues. Yesterday, the Geophysical Institute registered 105 episodes of volcanic tremor and 3 volcano-tectonic earthquakes. ...
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