Activity intensifies at Reventador volcano

Aug 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute (IG) reported Sunday that lava flows were visible on the flanks of the Reventador volcano and that an “intensification process is underway.”

Volcan Reventador

Although the volcano poses no immediate threat to populated areas, IG said a major eruption could have a “significant impact” on the northern half of Ecuador, particularly on Quito. A 2002 eruption blanketed much of Quito in ash and shut down air travel throughout the country for a week.

Reventador is located 90 kilometers east of Quito on the fringes of the Amazon jungle and is 3,560 meters (11,680 feet) in altitude.

“Reventador maintains a state of high and continuous eruptive activity,” the IG says. “A major eruption, such as the one in 2002, is a strong possibility and we ask all interests in the area to remain on alert.”

CuencaHighLife

Dani News

Google ad

Thai Lotus News

Quinta Maria News

The Cuenca Dispatch

Week of April 14

Trial of Carlos Pólit: First Week of Revelations Sheds Light on Corruption in Correista Regime.

Read more

Insecurity affects tourism in Manabí as nine cruise ships canceled their arrival in Manta.

Read more

Ecuador Gains Ground with Palm Heart, Secures 75% of the Global Market.

Read more

Country living News

Google ad

Fund Grace News

Gran Colombia Suites News