Cotopaxi volcano news & activity updates:
Cotopaxi volcano update: Continuing mild to moderate ash emissions
ma, 21 sep 2015, 06:5706:57 AM | DOOR: T
The volcano remains active at low to moderate levels (seismicity and emissions). It continues to produce mild ash emissions that usually drift westwards and rise approx. 1 km from the crater.
Ash plume from Cotopaxi last evening
The government continues to train local people from potentially endangered zones, responsible for small groups, to be prepared and react in case of emergency. Measures include lectures on contingency planning on family level, emergency kits and evacuation route maps.
Wed, 9 Sep 2015, 16:41
The activity at volcano continues, but has been less intense during the past days. Weak to moderate intermittent explosions produce ash plumes that vary in height from a few hundred to 1000 meters. ... Lees alle
Fri, 4 Sep 2015, 08:17
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. Lees alle
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