Reventador Volcano-Activity Increases

July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Reventador Volcano has shown increased activity and government officials ask no one to approach.  Revenatador is located 90 km west of Quito and has a long history of activity.  In November 2002 the volcano erupted for the first time in 26 years destroying roads between Quito and Lago Agrio.  The 17 km high ash cloud affected 2 million people as it spread over the provinces of Pichincha, Napo and Suscumbios and forced the closure of the Quito Airport causing flights to be rerouted to Guayaquil or Latacunga.  A subsequent eruption in November of 2008 effected residents of El Chaco in the Amazon basin.

The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador stated “it is clear that the volcano appears significantly more active than in previous months, this being much more noticeable in recent days ” Rash on the volcano Reventador occurs “significantly active than in previous months” and “in these circumstances the presence of people near the crater of Reventador is dangerous and in no way recommended to climb to the summit.”

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