15 - Ecuador Volcanic Activity

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15 - Ecuador Volcanic Activity

  1. 1. Volcanic Activity Ecuador Case Study
  2. 5. Reventador November 2002
  3. 8. Pichincha September / October 1999
  4. 12. Calderas – Crater Lakes
  5. 13. Laguna Quilotoa
  6. 14. Laguna Cuicocha
  7. 15. Las Mojandas
  8. 16. Cotopaxi The Big One
  9. 28. In the Shadow <ul><li>In 1877 mudflows travelled 100km from the volcano burying nearby towns and villages including parts of Sangolqui </li></ul><ul><li>Now over ¼ million people live in the Sangolqui and Los Chillos valleys </li></ul><ul><li>These people live on top of old lahars (mudflows) that came from Cotopaxi </li></ul>
  10. 29. A major eruption would be disastrous
  11. 30. Tungurahua - Banos Since 1999
  12. 35. Ecuador Volcanic Activity Case Study <ul><li>Where is Ecuador and why are active volcanoes found there? </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence is there of recent volcanic activity within Ecuador. </li></ul><ul><li>What hazards are associated with this volcanic activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people continue to live in the Valley of the Volcanoes in the Ecuadorian highlands? </li></ul>

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