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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 weak ash emissions
Saturday Nov 21, 2015 06:43 AM | BY: T
Small ash emission from Cotopaxi yesterday evening
The volcano's activity remains low, with intermittent small ash emissions and continuous steaming. Weak glow can sometimes be observed at night. According to IGEPN, seismic activity remains moderately strong.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
Intermittent explosions continue at the volcano. IG reported that during 4-10 November gas, steam, and ash plumes rose almost daily from Cotopaxi as high as 1.5 km above the crater. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
No significant changes in the volcano's activity have occurred. According to monitoring scientists from IGEPN, it seems that magma is slowly rising inside an open-conduit system. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 26, 2015
No significant changes have occurred during the past days. The activity remains characterized by intense degassing and occasional mild ash emissions mixed into the plume. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
The volcano's activity has been similar as during the past weeks. It continues toerupt a weak to moderate steam plume with more or less ash content, rising up to 1.5 km above the summit crater. Occasional weak ash falls have occurred in areas to the west and southwest of the volcano. ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 11, 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. [more]
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