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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 update: Ash emissions continue with similar intensity

Thursday Aug 27, 2015 07:13 AM | BY: T

Cotopaxi volcano spewing ash this morning
Cotopaxi volcano spewing ash this morning
Current seismic trace (BNAS station)
Current seismic trace (BNAS station)
No significant changes have occurred. The volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the summit and drift into westerly directions.
Volcanic tremor is continuous at the moment.
Previous news
Ash emissions from Cotopaxi yesterday (photo: Patricia Mothes / IGEPN)
Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
The eruption continues with similar activity as during the past days, with a gradually increasing trend. Accompanied by near-continuous tremor, the volcano now produces almost constant, dense ash plumes rising up to 2 km and drifting into westerly directions, reaching the Pacific Ocean. ... [more]
Ash plume from Cotopaxi last evening
Monday, Aug 24, 2015
Activity at the volcano remains more or less similar with moderately strong, near continuous ash emissions producing a plume rising approx. 2 km and drifting into westerly directions. ... [more]
Ash plume from Cotopaxi seen from Quito yesterday (Image: Ministerio Coordinador de Seguridad)
Sunday, Aug 23, 2015
Ash emissions have been increasing and producing plumes that rose 2 km above the summit and drifted west for over 50 km. ... [more]
Ash emissions from Cotopaxi yesterday morning
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
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. ... [more]
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. ... [more]
 

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