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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: PSBL EM AT 07/2324Z

Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 00:45
00:45 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 00:42 UTC, 08/10/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171008/0040Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COTOPAXI
352050
PSN: S0041 W07826

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 19393 FT [5911
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/003

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
GUAYAQUIL MWO.

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL EM AT 07/2324Z

OBS VA
DTG: 08/0000Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL220 090/15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/0600Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
08/1200Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/1800Z

RMK: MWO RPRT EM TO FL220 MOV W.
VA NOT DETECTED
IN STLT IMAGERY UNDER MSTLY CLEAR SKY CONDITIONS.
AREA
WILL BE MONITORED. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Thu, 25 Aug 2016, 15:39
Yesterday's ash plume from the volcano was the result of strong winds remobilizing older ash deposits (from the recent eruptive activity during 2015-16), NOT cause by a new eruptive phase. read all
Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 16:41
The activity of the volcano, both internal (seismic, deformation etc) and at the surface, remains low. IGEPN reports that mild steaming and degassing continue. ... read all
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:42
During an overflight of Cotopaxi on 10 May, scientists observed minor gas emissions rising 600 m above the crater and drifting N and NW. Glaciers remained cracked, though glacial melting observed in recent months had decreased considerably. The temperature of flank fumaroles had decreased slightly. ... read all
Wed, 24 Feb 2016, 11:47
Cotopaxi volcano in calm yesterday
Surface activity of the volcano has been mostly low during the past weeks, characterized by degassing / steaming and occasional very weak ash emissions. ... read all

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