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Cuicocha volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Aggiornato: 7 ott. 2022 07:11 GMT-
Wed, 10 Oct 2018, 06:00
IG reported that, after an earthquake swarm consisting of 62 volcano-tectonic events during 2-3 October, seismicity at Cuicocha returned to background levels on 4 October. Carbon dioxide levels were normal, and deformation data did not show any anomalies. Read all
Thu, 4 Oct 2018, 20:33
Lava domes in the lake of the active caldera, with much older and extinct Cotacachi stratovolcano in background. Credit: P. Ramós, 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.
Location of some of the earthquakes recorded. Credit: IGEPN.
Wed, 3 Oct 2018, 06:00
IG reported an increase in seismic activity at Cuicocha during 2-3 October, characterized by a total of 60 volcano-tectonic events recorded at the time of the report posting. The largest of these events, a M 2.5 at 1058 on 2 October, was reportedly slightly felt by a resident of Quiroga. Read all
Cuicocha vulcano
Caldera 3246 m / 10,649 ft
Ecuador, 0.31°N / -78.36°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5) Eruzioni del vulcano Cuicocha:
650 AD (?)
Stile eruttivo tipico
explosive
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