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Cuicocha volcano
caldera 3246 m / 10,649 ft
Ecuador, 0.31°N / -78.36°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)| Reports
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Cuicocha volcano eruptions:
650 AD (?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Cuicocha volcano news & activity updates:

Cuicocha volcano (Ecuador) activity update: Increase in seismicity, but no cause for concern

Thursday Oct 04, 2018 20:33 PM | BY: MJFLEGEND

Lava domes in the lake of the active caldera, with much older and extinct Cotacachi stratovolcano in background. Credit: P. Ramós, IGEPN
Lava domes in the lake of the active caldera, with much older and extinct Cotacachi stratovolcano in background. Credit: P. Ramós, IGEPN
Location of some of the earthquakes recorded. Credit: IGEPN.
Location of some of the earthquakes recorded. Credit: IGEPN.
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.
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Links / Sources:
  • IGEPN: Activity report (in Spanish)

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