Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Increases Activity, More Sediment

Posted on July 28, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Travel, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

According to the Reventador Volcano located 100 kilometers from Ecuador’s capital city, Quito is increasing in systematic activity. Officials from the Geophysics Institute (IG) say sediments are accumulating in the volcano’s crater due to the increase in activity. A seismologist at IG says that there is moderate activity of the volcano and no cause for alarm among Ecuadorians living nearby. However, the sediment increase in the crater of the volcano could cause a cap to form, which could cause an explosion if the internal volcanic activity does not cease and a large amount of sediment material is collected. Officials warn that if this scenario occurs, then pipelines running through the volcanic area could be affected and ash could affect the populace of Quito.Read Article

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