Due to the start of a new eruptive phase of Reventador volcano in Ecuador, the yellow alert has been changed to Orange alert by IGP (Ecaudor’s Institute of Geophysics). Steady ash emissions along with increased amount of ripples were experienced on 25th March, 2014.
The citizens are advised not to circulate in the surrounding areas. The Orange alert provides release of provincial emergency and the provinces affected includes Napo, Orellana, Sucumbios, and most probably Pichincha.
Reventador (0.07 S, 77.65 W) has erupted more than 25 times since 1541, but the most historic eruption was in 2002. The eruption is said to have caused the volcanic ash raised to a height of 17 kms from the cone affecting around 2 million people!!