This could be a problem if the ash blows in the direction of the airport, which is possible. If it does then they will close the airport and that will not be fun for flower exporters and importers. Some farms are located in this area as well and I will attempt to contact them and see how it might be affecting their farms.
ECUADOR WAS GREETED this morning with a coating of ash from Cotopaxi. This eruption would be its first since explosions rocked the volcano in 1940 and possibly 1942. Today’s eruption was quite small—two explosions that rained ash (see below) on the southern edge of Quito. Climbers on Cotopaxi heard the explosions in the early morning hours, both of which happened after earthquake swarms over the past few days.