Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi is a famous South America volcano located in the Latacunga canton of Cotopaxi Province. It is one of the tallest volcanoes in the world with the height of 5,897 metres. Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano which has erupted more than 50 times since 1738.

Location: Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador
Coordinates: -0.682982, -78.437104
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

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Cotopaxi's Eruptive History

2015 August/September. A series of phreatic explosions occurred with plumes reaching almost 18km. A number of lahars were reported.
1903-7 A number of small-medium sized eruptions producing large ash columns, pyroclastic flows and lahar
1880 3 July - Major eruption sending an ash column to 6km in under one minute.
1742-66 A series of small to medium sized eruptions which destroyed the nearby town of Latacunga. These eruptions produced large ash columns, lahars and pyroclastic flows.

 

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