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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 news & activity updates:
Cotopaxi volcano update: Intermittent explosions and ash emissions
Sunday Oct 11, 2015 09:26 AM | BY: T
Ash emission from Cotopaxi on 9 Oct 2015
During the past days, intermittent explosive activity has resumed at the volcano's summit crater. Intense activity on 8 and 9 Oct generated ash plumes that rose up to 1-1.5 km height above the crater and drifted to the west.
Saturday, Oct 03, 2015
Visible activity of the volcano has been relatively low during the past week. Only a strong steam plume mixed with low ash contents has been emitted, but there has been a significant change: incandescence has now become visible from the crater. According to scientists from IGEPN, the glow originates from high-temperature gasses. However, this suggests that magma continues to approach the vent, and that the eruption might now be about to become magmatic. ...
Monday, Sep 21, 2015
The volcano remains active at low to moderate levels (seismicity and emissions). It continues to produce mild ash emissions that usually drift westwards and rise approx. 1 km from the crater. ...
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015
The activity at volcano continues, but has been less intense during the past days. Weak to moderate intermittent explosions produce ash plumes that vary in height from a few hundred to 1000 meters. ...
Friday, Sep 04, 2015
IGPEN estimates that the total volume of ash erupted so far is about 630,000 m3 weighing about 700,000 tons. This would make the eruption rank so far as VEI 1 only. ...
Friday, Sep 04, 2015
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. ...
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