Cotopaxi, Equateur : The internal activity remains moderate.

Cotopaxi, Equateur : The internal activity remains moderate.

The internal activity remains moderate.
Yesterday afternoon, emissions with low ash content and a maximum height of 1500 meters above the crater were recorded. During the hours of the night and during the early hours of the morning, the emissions did not exceed 500 meters above the crater.

Technical and annexes observations:
Seismicity:
From 13:00 (TL) yesterday at 13 h00 (TL) today, it was recorded 123 volcano-tectonic events (VT), 4 hybrid events (HB), 8 long-period events (LP), 11 episodes of tremor emission (TE) and 11 explosions (exp).
Observations, emissions and ashes:
Yesterday afternoon, emissions of gas and vapor with a low ash content to the west, with a maximum height of 1500 meters above the crater were recorded. In the evening hours, with thermal camera , emissions continuous of vapor and gas not exceeding 500 meters above the crater and and moving towards west are recorded. Early this morning, small water vapor emissions with heights varying between 300 and 500 meters above the crater, in a southwesterly direction were recorded. Since then, the volcano is in the clouds.
Gas:
The sulfur dioxide emission value is 1316 tonnes / day with 94 valid measurements.
Rains:
Rain showers that did not cause lahars were recorded.

November 21, 2015. Cotopaxi, Equateur :

Source : IGEPN.

Photo : José Luis Espinosa Naranjo.

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