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Published on March 16, 2009

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Volcanic Activity Ecuador Case Study

 

 

 

Reventador November 2002

 

 

Pichincha September / October 1999

 

 

 

Calderas – Crater Lakes

Laguna Quilotoa

Laguna Cuicocha

Las Mojandas

Cotopaxi The Big One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Shadow In 1877 mudflows travelled 100km from the volcano burying nearby towns and villages including parts of Sangolqui Now over ¼ million people live in the Sangolqui and Los Chillos valleys These people live on top of old lahars (mudflows) that came from Cotopaxi

In 1877 mudflows travelled 100km from the volcano burying nearby towns and villages including parts of Sangolqui

Now over ¼ million people live in the Sangolqui and Los Chillos valleys

These people live on top of old lahars (mudflows) that came from Cotopaxi

A major eruption would be disastrous

Tungurahua - Banos Since 1999

 

 

 

 

Ecuador Volcanic Activity Case Study Where is Ecuador and why are active volcanoes found there? What evidence is there of recent volcanic activity within Ecuador. What hazards are associated with this volcanic activity? Why do people continue to live in the Valley of the Volcanoes in the Ecuadorian highlands?

Where is Ecuador and why are active volcanoes found there?

What evidence is there of recent volcanic activity within Ecuador.

What hazards are associated with this volcanic activity?

Why do people continue to live in the Valley of the Volcanoes in the Ecuadorian highlands?

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