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Lava domes in the lake of the active caldera, with much older and extinct Cotacachi stratovolcano in background. Credit: P. Ramós, IGEPN
Thursday, Oct 04, 2018
The geophysical institute of Ecuador reports that seismicity at Cuicocha caldera has increased. 60 earthquakes, up to a magnitude of 2.5 have been recorded in the last two days. All are of the volcano-tectonic (VT) type, meaning they are caused by rocks breaking. The significance of this activity remains to be seen, but as it stands there is no concern; the volcano last erupted about 1,370 years ago; much more intense activity would be expected before any eruption. [more]
 

Cuicocha volcano

caldera 3246 m / 10,649 ft, Ecuador, 0.31°N / -78.36°W
Nearby recent earthquakes (within 30km radius):

Earthquake list: past 7 days (only M>=-0.8)

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Updated: Wed, 22 May 19:43 UTC (GMT)
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