Photographer's Note

This is a view of the crater from the top, Cotopaxi is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains,Some consider it the world's highest active volcano,Since 1738, Cotopaxi has erupted more than 50 times, resulting in the creation of numerous valleys formed by lahars (mudflows) around the volcano.
With 86 known eruptions, Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes.[2] The first recorded eruption of Cotopaxi was in 1534.
Cotopaxi's most violent eruptions in historical times occurred in the years 1742, 1744, 1768, and 1877. The 1744 and 1768 events destroyed the colonial town of Latacunga. In the 26 June 1877 eruption, pyroclastic flows descended all sides of the mountain melting the entire ice cap, with lahars traveling more than 100 km into the Pacific Ocean and western Amazon basin draining the valley.
The city of Latacunga was again leveled completely due to the mudslide deposits.
There was a major eruption from 1903 through 1904, and minor activity persisted until at least 1940 and possibly 1942.
In the most recent case of increased activity, fumarolic activity and sulfuric emissions increased and ice around the inside and on the southeastern side of the cone started to melt. However, no actual eruption was observed.

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 524 W: 0 N: 700] (6109)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-03-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/22, 1/50 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2015-03-14 7:41
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Points: 19
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