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There will be evacuation drills and siren drills for the Cotopaxi volcano

Increased flow in the rivers on the northeast flank of the Tungurahua volcano were detected on the afternoon of this Monday, January 23.

This, according to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (EPN), is due to the constant rains recorded in recent hours.

For this reason, he recommended not approaching the flow of the rivers in the area.

‘An eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano is not imminent; however, the eruptive history must be considered’: Hugo Yepes, seismologist and adviser to the Mayor’s Office of Quito

Meanwhile, the Secretariat for Risk Management reported that from Wednesday, January 25 to February 8, operational tests of the sirens of the Cotopaxi Volcano Early System will be carried out in the cities of Latacunga and Salcedo, in the province of Cotopaxi. , in order to verify its operation.

In addition, on Friday the 27th, at 5:15 p.m., and on Monday, January 30, at 10:30 a.m., sirens will be activated for the evacuation drill that will take place in Mulaló and Joseguango Bajo, parishes in the Latacunga canton. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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