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After continuous ash and gas emissions, the Cotopaxi volcano pauses this Saturday

In the early hours of this Saturday, February 4, the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (EPN), which monitors the volcanoes of Ecuador, has not reported a new ash emission from the Cotopaxi volcano.

In a statement on Friday, the 3rd, he indicated that since Thursday, the surveillance network of that volcano had registered continuous emissions of gases and ash.

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Through reports, yesterday, light ash fall was confirmed in the parishes of Guamaní, Turubamba, Chillogallo, La Ecuatoriana, Quitumbe, Tambillo, Machachi, Alóag and Conocoto.

“The communities that may be affected by this activity are the closest to the volcano depending on the direction of the winds, which for these days has been highly variable,” said the geophysicist.

The Risk Management Secretariat reported that, cut off at 09:30 this Saturday, no ash fall was recorded nationwide due to the Cotopaxi eruptive process.

He mentioned that permanent monitoring is carried out to review the state of the volcano.

In at least 8 sectors of Quito, light ash from the Cotopaxi volcano fell this Thursday, February 2

However, in social networks, the user of Twitter @SumaYuca expressed that there was an evident layer of ash on his vehicle in Cumbayá, although it could be due to the accumulation given in the last hours. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso


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