The Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador reported today that during the night the decline of incandescent blocks was observed up to about 700 meters below the level of the crater of the Reventador volcano.
Although the area where the volcano is located is not very populated, a road that connects the Andean area with the Amazon crosses its surroundings, as well as two oil pipelines that transport crude from the extraction fields in the east to the embarkation ports in the Peaceful.
Located about 90 kilometers east of Quito, the volcano maintains a "high" eruptive activity.
During the night and early morning the volcano was most of the time cleared, which allowed to observe emissions of steam, gases and ash with maximum heights of 900 meters on the summit in northwest direction.
The volcano has been active since 2002, when it emitted a huge column of ash that, due to the wind, reached the Ecuadorian capital, Quito.
At 3,562 meters high, the Reventador is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador.