Ecuador: Government dispells rumors that Cotopaxi volcano danger level being manipulated

Posted on September 3, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Weather/Climate reported an audio message has been circulating online that falsely claims the alert level has been raised from yellow to orange.

A government spokesperson said Tuesday that the alert level at the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador remains at yellow and dispelled rumors circulating on social media that the danger level is being manipulated by political officials.

“It is an act of irresponsibility and carelessness toward families at risk to spread messages that state that the national government is hiding information about the status of Cotopaxi,” said spokesperson Stefano Iannuzelli.

An audio message with an unidentified woman’s voice has been circulating online that claims the alert level has been raised from yellow to orange but that President Rafael Correa is not allowing this information to be public. Iannuzelli stressed that this was categorically false. Read Article


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