Cotopaxi volcano news & activity updates:
Cotopaxi volcano update: Estimation of total erupted ash so far: VEI=1
IGPEN estimates that the total volume of ash erupted so far is about 630,000 m3 weighing about 700,000 tons. This would make the eruption rank so far as VEI 1 only.
vr, 4 sep 2015, 08:1708:17 AM | DOOR: T
(The Volcanic Explosivity Index relates the amount of material erupted during an eruption on a logarithmic scale (from 0 to 9) similar to the Richter scale for earthquakes. For comparison, the eruption of Krakatau in 1883, one of the largest in the past 150 years, was VEI 6).
Fri, 4 Sep 2015, 08:10
Activity continues at similar levels as during the past days, with emissions of steam and ash, rising to heights of 1-4 km and drifting into westerly directions where fine ash fall occurs and accumulates to now several millimeters in places. ... Lees alle
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 15:59
Activity at the volcano remains high while seismic activity has been showing a decreasing trend today and been described as moderate by the Geophysical Institute. ... Lees alle
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 07:13
No significant changes have occurred. The volcano continues to produce near-continuous ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the summit and drift into westerly directions. Lees alle
Tue, 25 Aug 2015, 15:55
The eruption continues with similar activity as during the past days, with a gradually increasing trend. Accompanied by near-continuous tremor, the volcano now produces almost constant, dense ash plumes rising up to 2 km and drifting into westerly directions, reaching the Pacific Ocean. ... Lees alle
Mon, 24 Aug 2015, 08:07
Activity at the volcano remains more or less similar with moderately strong, near continuous ash emissions producing a plume rising approx. 2 km and drifting into westerly directions. ... Lees alle