Cotopaxi volcano (Ecuador): elevated activity continues, several hours continuing ash plume yesterday
Sun, 27 Nov 2022, 07:1507:15 AM | BY: MARTIN
The increasing activity at the volcano continues at moderate values.
Continuing ash emissions from Cotopaxi volcano yesterday (image: IGEPN)
In the late afternoon of 25 November, the seismic network detected a tremor associated with strong gas and water vapor emissions. The gas plume was extending towards the N-NW captured by the GOES-16 satellite.
Later on the next morning, a new phase of tremor has been registered. An ash-rich plume started to rise from the vent at a very short distance from the volcano initially but later continued for several hours, spreading up to about 85 km from the volcano to the north-northwest. The constant ash column reached 26,000 ft (7,900 m) height. Volcanic ash has been reported in districts of El Pedregal, Tambillo, Guamaní, Amaguaña, Chillogallo , Quitumbe, Solanda, Lloa, Conocoto, Wholesale Market, Villaflora and Rumipamba.
The surface activity at the time of this update slowed down a bit, however, the internal seismic activity has remained above average levels.
In order to mitigate risk, people are advised to avoid the outside environment, close doors and windows tightly during ashfall. If necessary, people are recommended to wear outside proper clothes such as long pants, gloves, shoes, long-sleeved shirts, hats and facemasks. Otherwise, volcanic ash may be harmful to human health and may cause skin irritation, eye and respiratory problems.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 27 November 2022
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