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Cotopaxi Volcano | Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Ecuador
0° 41' 35.502" S, 78° 26' 12.804" W
EC
Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano - Photo: Matti Sunell

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, located in the Latacunga canton of Cotopaxi Province, about 31 mi (50 km) south of Quito, and 21 mi (33 km) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador, in South America. It is the second highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 19,347 ft  (5897 m ). It is one of the world's highest volcanoes.

Since 1738, Cotopaxi has erupted more than 50 times, resulting in the creation of numerous valleys formed by lahars (mudflows) around the volcano. The Geophysics Institute of Quito's National Polytechnic School placed Cotopaxi under active watch on 25 June 2015 after observing activity.

More infos: Wikipedia

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano - Photo: Nicholas Jones

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano - Photo: Simon Matzinger

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano - Photo: Dave Lonsdale

Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi Volcano - Photo: Bertrand Semelet

SUBMITTED ON 11.21.2015.