Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Shows Increased Activity

Posted on June 26, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate

Reventador Volcano The Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School warned today of a change in the behavior of the volcano Reventador, which for some months had a “high” activity.
The IG said that since Thursday afternoon has recorded seismic tremors and pyroclastic flows (red rocks) that have raised emissions or clouds with content between “small and moderate” ash, up to 2.5 kilometers above the crater .
“If the direction of the winds is maintained there is a possibility of a very slight fall of ash to the south of the population of Cayambe”, located some 60 kilometers to the northeast of Quito, indicates a last special report spread by the IG in its portal Web.
In November 2002, an eruption of the Reventador raised a large cloud of ash that, due to the effect of the winds, went to Quito and covered the capital.
The GI report released today indicates that since yesterday afternoon, Thursday, “the beginning of a different activity was observed, which has been characterized by the presence of a seismic signal of continuous tremor (tremor) of emission, but also by tremor Seismic spasmodic, composed of numerous signs of small explosions “.
He also said that there has been “the presence of small to moderate pyroclastic flows, which have descended all night and early morning on the north-eastern flank of the volcano.”
That activity has formed “columns of emission with content of moderate to low ash, that arrived until near 2.5 kilometers of height” and that has taken direction west by effect of the wind, adds the note. Read Article


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