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Reventador

Cone of Reventador
Elevation: 11,686 ft (3,562 m)
Coordinates: 0.078° S 77.656° W
Location: Ecuador
Range: Andes
Type: Stratovolcano (active)
Last eruption: 2005

Reventador is an active volcano which lies in the eastern Andes in Ecuador. It lies in a remote area of the national park of the same name. Since 1541 it has erupted over 25 times, although its isolated location means that many of its eruptions have gone unreported. Its most recent eruption was in 2005, but the largest historical eruption occurred in 2002. During that eruption the plume from the volcano reached a height of 17 km and pyroclastic flows went up to 7 km from the cone. Image File history File links description: Reventador, volcano in ecuador source: photo was taken 2001 camera: Canon AE-1 photographer: Heiko May licence: Public Domain File links The following pages link to this file: Reventador ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... The most general definition of mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... Last eruption refers to the last volcanic event of a volcano. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Events The first official translation of the entire Bible in Swedish February 12 - Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pyroclastic flows sweep down the flanks of Mayon Volcano, Philippines, in 1984 Pyroclastic flows are a common and devastating result of some volcanic eruptions. ...


The volcano's main peak lies in side a U-shaped caldera which is open towards the Amazon basin to the east. Its lavas are andesitic. Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. ... Andesite is an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of intermediate composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture. ...


References

  1. http://www.igepn.edu.ec/vulcanologia/reventador/reventador.htm


See also the pictures of Quito (Capital of Ecuador) at November 03 of 2002. When the ashes of the Reventador get to that city. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reventador_ashes_over_Quito_-_2002


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Reventador, Ecuador (793 words)
Reventador is located in Eastern Cordillera of the Andes in Ecuador (0.07S, 77.67W).
From Nov. 20-25, seismicity at Reventador greatly decreased.
On Nov. 7, an eruption produced a 7 km high ash cloud that drifted to the W and, due to rain on the 9th, mudflows traveled down the volcano's flanks, closing a major highway.
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