ECUADOR (AndeanWire, 15 de Febrero de 2016) According to a report by the Geophysics Institute of the Polytechnic University (IGEPN-in its Spanish abbreviation), in the last 24 hours the internal activity of the volcano remains moderate and its external low.
In the evening, through a thermal camera, slight emissions of gas reaching the crater were observed, these emissions headed westward.
At the moment, the sector of the volcano remains overcast, thus no reports of external activity such as gas columns, ash emissions, explosions, etc., were registered.
In the last hours slight rain fall, which did not provoke lahars, were registered.
The yellow alert remains in place.
Getting to know the Cotopaxi
In the case of a possible eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, volcano-tectonic seism could be produced during the process.
In case an educational institution is within a risk zone, it should have ready a contingency plan and an evacuation plan. Last year, these educational institutions carried out various evacuation drills.
For more information about the eruptive process of the Cotopaxi volcano, recommendations and safety measures visitwww.volcancotopaxi.com, the official channels of the Ministry of Security Coordination, www.seguridad.gob.ec, @Seguridad_Ec, https://www.facebook.com/SeguridadEcuador, and the Geophysics Institute http://www.igepn.edu.ec/.
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