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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: EM RPRTD AT 03/1321Z

Friday Nov 03, 2017 14:15 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 14:02 UTC, 03/11/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171103/1400Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COTOPAXI
352050
PSN: S0041 W07826

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 19393 FT [5911
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/004

INFO SOURCE: GUAYAQUIL MWO.

ERUPTION DETAILS:
EM RPRTD AT 03/1321Z

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING
A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A
FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Previous news
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016
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
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
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
Friday, May 20, 2016
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
 

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