Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador

Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador

Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador (credit)

Cotopaxi Volcano, standing tall at about 28 kms from Quito City is rather impressive. Cotopaxi is one of the active volcanoes in the world and the Andes Mountains play host to this strato-volcano.

Cotopaxi Volcano Facts

Being the second highest summit the country boasts this 5,897 meter symmetrical volcanic cone stands tall on highland plains that are in themselves about 3000-meters above sea level. There’s a chain of volcanoes on the Pacific plate and Cotopaxi is one of them, making up the infamous Pacific Ring of Fire. It may not be the highest active volcano in the world (the last time it erupted was sometime in 1903-04), but Cotopaxi is nevertheless intimidating. It’s even home to a glacier, one of few equatorial ones, starting at a height of 5000-meters.

Cotopaxi - Another View

Cotopaxi – Another View (credit)

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