The Secretary of Security of Ecuador tried sound alert systems in the Tumbaco and Los Chillos Valleys, two of the most populated neighborhoods south of the country’s capital, in response to the activity of the Cotopaxi volcano, located 45 kilometers southeast of Quito.
On Wednesday afternoon, the volcano emitted steam, gases, ash and sulfur up to a height of 600 meters, affecting the communities of Mulalo, Ticatilin and Cotopaxi itself, according to a report from the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School.
Oswaldo Coronel, governor of Cotopaxi, said this Thursday in an interview with TeleAmazonas that starting January 16, a report on the state of the volcano will be presented every Monday. In addition to the fact that he assured that the “contingency plans are practically ready“, since the alarm systems have been reinforced and the population has been trained to react in case of any eventuality.
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