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stratovolcano 5911 m / 19,393 ft
Ecuador, -0.68°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
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Cotopaxi volcano update: Activity continues with decreasing trend
Monday Aug 31, 2015 15:59 PM | BY: T
Current seismic trace (BNAS station)
Activity at the volcano remains high while seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend today and been described as moderate by the Geophysical Institute.
During last night and this morning, ash and steam emissions continued, producing a plume that drifted WNW.
Weak ashfall occurred in central Machachi and in the El Chaupi, Pichincha, as well as in parts of the canton Rumiñahui.
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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