|Guagua Pichincha Volcano in Ecuador
erupted a huge mushroom cloud of ash on the morning of October 7, 1999, and a dusting of
ash fell on the capital city of Quito. Forty centimeters of ash fell on Quito during a
major eruption in 1660. Only small eruptions have occurred this century prior to this
latest activity. The proximity of Guagua Pichincha to Quito makes it a potentially very
dangerous volcano. Photograph copyright Gola Ayora A.
Current data on Guagua Pichincha available (in Spanish) on www.cybw.net/volcan Photo and website information courtesy of Juan Fernando Ayora
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