IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Volcano Seismology
Dr. Mario Ruiz

Volcano-seismologist at the Instituto Geofisico, Quito-Ecuador


Dr. Mario Ruiz
Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, MS in Geophysics at the New Mexico Tech, and PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of North Carolina. Also  attended the JICA Volcanology Course in Japan.

Since 1987 has been working at the Instituto Geofisico, Quito-Ecuador with special interest in seismic and infrasound signals from active volcanoes such as: Guagua Pichincha, Sangay, Cerro Azul (Galapagos), Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, and Erebus (Antarctica).  Also teaching Seismology, Data Analysis, and Geophysics at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional.

Mario is member of the American Geophysical Union, the Seismological Society of America, the working gropup “Seismic Phenomena Associated with Volcanic Activity” of the European Commission of Volcano Seismology, and the Asociacion Latinoamericana de Sismologos Volcanicos (LAVAS).

Contact Details

Instituto Geofisico – Escuela Politecnica Nacional
Campus J. Ruben Orellana
A.P. 17-01-2759
Quito, Ecuador
Phone: 593 22 226655
Fax: 593 22 547
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Webpage: Personal Webpage
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