Quito Ecuador: Guagua Pichincha Volcano silent for 15 years, showing signs of activity

Posted on May 1, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

andes.info.ec reported the Guagua Pichincha volcano, whose last eruption process ended in 2000, presented on Wednesday tremor signals not recorded in the last 15 years and are associated with fluid movements within the volcano although ” these may not necessarily lead to an eruption, “said Thursday the Andes, Daniel Pacheco agency, shift manager Monitoring Center of the Geophysical Institute.

Ongoing monitoring indicates that the entity makes records “tremor is a typical sign of active volcanoes indicates that there is fluid vibration within a volcanic vent. The interesting thing is that this signal is not a common sign on the Guagua Pichincha . Since the end of the eruption of 2000 have not re-registered this type of signal until yesterday “Wednesday Pacheco said in a telephone interview.


These signs indicate that “the behavior could change in the future or simply be signs that there is movement of fluids inside the volcano, but these may not necessarily lead to an eruption,” he said.

He said that since March, the Geophysical is also recording long-period seismic events and volcano-tectonic and two phreatic explosions a “not so typical” behavior of the volcano which is located 12 kilometers west of Quito in the Andes.

Coach Geophysical Institute confirmed that “constant monitoring” and it will continue to provide information to the public. Read Article

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