The internal activity on the basis of seismicity and SO2 emissions is considered to be moderate and the surface activity as high. It was reported this morning ash emissions reached 300 m above the crater and dissipated towards the West.
Seismicity: In the last 24 hours, 300 long-period events (LP), 1 hybrid event (HIB), one volcano tectonic event (VT) and 142 tremor episodes were recorded.
Gas: From 7:00 to 5:00 p.m. yesterday through DOAS instruments, an average of 10 000 t / d of SO2 was recorded from 41 points of valid measurements.
Observations, emissions and ashes: In the morning, it was reported by the LAN flight that liaised Quito / Cuenca, an emission of ash to a height of 300 meters above the crater to the west. In the afternoon yesterday, there have been reports of sulfur smell in the area near El Boliche . Currently, the volcano sector is in the clouds, there were no reports of falls ashes.
Rains and lahars: A rain gauge located on the northeast side collected 25 mm of rain in the volcano area since yesterday afternoon.
Following the decree on state of emergency, it appears that the information is censored by the government, officially not to let panic the population through misinformation through social networks … which reacted the population estimates their life is at stake and calls for clarification from the scientists rather than by policy.
August 18, 2015. Cotopaxi, Equateur :
Source : IGEPN, Blog Bernard Duick .
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