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Reventador volcano returns to emit ash-gray

February 10, 2012

The Ecuadorian volcano Reventador incandescence and emits clouds of ash

The Ecuadorian volcano Reventador incandescence and emits clouds of ash

EFE

The Ecuadorian volcano Reventador incandescence and emits clouds of ash

Quito, Feb 10 (EFE). – Incandescent and ash clouds are viewed from the Thursday night in the Reventador volcano, located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, said the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School.

A report by the Institute notes that with satellite images detected since Thursday, “the almost permanent presence of a thermal anomaly in the crater of the volcano Reventador.”

It has also reported the presence of “gloss” in the sector of the crater, which was kept overnight and this morning.

“The observer reported that explosions are occurring or falling lava flows, or other additional surface manifestation,” the Institute.

He added that today the Center for Volcanic Ash Advisories (VAAC) in Washington reported a column of issuance of approximately two miles high in the direction toward the northwest.

The Institute does not have details of the seismic activity related to the increase of the surface manifestations of the volcano, because its seismic monitoring network is not functioning due to problems of energy and data transmission.

Reventador is one of the Ecuadorian volcanoes are in an eruptive phase, with the Sangay and Tungurahua.

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