Incandescent blocks descend up to 1,000 meters from Ecuadorian volcano

The Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador reported today that during the past night the decline of incandescent blocks was observed up to about 1,000 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.

In its social networks, the Geophysical Institute recalled that the volcano maintains a "high" eruptive activity.

During the night, most of the time the volcano was partially clear, several episodes of incandescence were observed in the crater accompanied by the rolling of blocks on all sides of the volcano, which descended to 1,000 meters below the level of the crater.

Likewise, emissions of gases and ash with a western direction were recorded, reaching 800 meters above the summit.

Located about 90 kilometers east of Quito, 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.


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