Cotopaxi volcano news & activity updates:
Cotopaxi volcano update: eruption continues with little changes
Fri, 4 Sep 2015, 08:1008:10 AM | BY: T
Eruption column of Cotopaxi on 2 Sep (image: P. Espin / CotopaxiPungo lodge)IGEPN)
SO2 emissions from Cotopaxi (IGEPN)
Ash plume dispersal forecast (31 Aug - 1 Sep / VAAC Washington)
Activity continues at similar levels as during the past days, with emissions of steam and ash, rising to heights of 1-4 km and drifting into westerly directions where fine ash fall occurs and accumulates to now several millimeters in places.
Ash plume dispersal forecast (1-2 Sep / VAAC Washington)
Compared to the previous week, activity - both at the surface (ash emissions) and internal (seismicity) has been somewhat lower.
Volcanic SO2 gas emissions remain very high (up to 15,000 tons/day), suggesting that a significant amount of magma is stored inside the volcano and continues to intrude into shallow dikes and reservoirs.
On 2 Sep, an eruption column reached 4 km height and fine ash fall was recorded in Sto. Domingo de los Colorados and Manabi.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 15:59
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. ... read all
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 07:13
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. read all
Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 15:55
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. ... read all
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 08:07
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. ... read all