Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Cotopaxi
in Ecuador

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Cotopaxi Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000056
Name: Cotopaxi
Lat/Lon: -0.677 , -78.436
Event Date: 30 Nov 2022 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 140000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 4390000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 4
Inserted at: 30 Nov 2022 06:44 UTC

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Ecuador - Volcanic activity (ECHO 30 Nov 2022)Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:42

  • Since 21 November, Cotopaxi volcano, located close to Latacunga city in Cotopaxi province (central Ecuador) about 50 km south of Quito, started a new volcanic activity, and the ash plume reached up to approximately 2 km above the summit of the crater.
  • According to the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador (IGEPN), on 26 November, a huge emission of gas and ash have been reported. The ash traveled north-northwest, more than 85 km from the source, and fall down across the sectors of El Pedregal, Tambillo, Guamaní, Amaguaña, Chillogallo, Quitumbe, Solanda, Lloa, Conocoto, Wholesale Market, Villaflora and Rumipamba.
  • As of 29 November, the activity is still ongoing. 
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 60 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Chile: se percibe sismo de magnitud 3.3 en Valparaíso2022-12-04T06:20+0100.

Durante un temblor manten la calma y ubícate en un lugar seguro, aléjate de objetos que puedan caer, no uses los ascensores, ni te quedes en la caja de las escaleras, ni en el marco de una puerta. Si estás en un automóvil , estaciónate y po
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19:14 Los satélites observan tres chimeneas de gases y ceniza en Ecuad ... 2022-12-04T01:21+0100.

Las actividades eruptivas superficiales de los volcanes Cotopaxi Reventador y Sangay son visibles en la atmósfera. Desde arriba, los satélites registran las emanaciones de gases y ceniza de los tres volcanes. Antes ya eran visibles las del
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Se siente sismo de magnitud 3.7 en Quillagua2022-12-04T01:03+0100.

Durante un temblor conserva la calma y ubícate en un lugar seguro, aléjate de objetos que puedan caer, no utilices los ascensores, ni te quedes en la caja de las escaleras, ni en el marco de una puerta. Si estás en un automóvil , estaciónat
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Se siente sismo de magnitud 2.5 en Quillagua2022-12-03T23:51+0100.

Durante un temblor conserva la calma y encuentra un lugar seguro, aléjate de objetos que puedan caer, no uses los ascensores, ni te quedes en la caja de las escaleras, ni en el marco de una puerta. Si estás en un automóvil , estaciónate y p
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),