An eruption in the volcano Reventador appears "significantly more active than in previous months" at the Geophysical Institute (GI) ofEcuador asked to avoid promotion to the top.
The resale of 3485 meters above sea level and is located 100 kilometers east of Quito, made its last major eruption on November 3, when he dropped a large amount of ash on the northerninter-Andean region, including the capital Quito, the trans-Ecuadorian pipeline damaged and destroyed several sections of the road to the city of Lago Agrio, the heart of the country's oil.
In a statement, the IG said that through the electronic control systemand "remarks made by the technicians ... it is clear that the volcanoappears significantly more active than in previous months, this being much more noticeable in recent days ".
He explained that the explosive activity opens the possibility for the generation of incandescent gas flows at high speed down the flanks of the colossus.
He added that "in these circumstances the presence of peoplenear the crater of Reventador is dangerous and in no wayrecommended to climb to the summit"