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Sangay volcano
Stratovolcano 5230 m (17,159 ft)
Ecuador, -2°S / -78.34°W

Sangay webcams / live data
Sangay volcano eruptions:
1628-?, 1728-1916, 1934 - 2007
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. In historic time: frequent, intermittent strombolian activity
Last earthquakes nearby

Sangay volcano news

Saturday, Oct 05, 2013
Aerial view from the NE crater (left ) and the corresponding thermal image (right ) of Sangay  (P. Ramon , IGEPN)
Aerial view from the NE crater (left ) and the corresponding thermal image (right ) of Sangay (P. Ramon , IGEPN)
During a recent overflight on 20 Sep, IGP found the crater of the volcano cold and partly covered with snow. No explosions were observed, different from most previous times in the past 11 years when the remote volcano had been surveyed. ...more [read all]
Friday, May 24, 2013
A possible ash emission occurred yesterday at 17:15 GMT, VAAC Washington reported. A pilot observed an ash plume at 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude drifting west from the volcano, but no ash could be detected on satellite data.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013
Brief ash emissions were reported observed through satellite yesterday around noon. Ash plumes rose to about 25,000 ft (7.6 km) altitude or about 2 km above the volcano. ...more
Friday, Apr 12, 2013
Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that on 11 April an ash plume from Sangay drifted W.
Monday, Feb 25, 2013
VAAC Washington reports pilot observations of ash emissions to 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude on 22 February. Since the volcano is very remote and one of Ecuador's most active, it is fair to assume that it might be in a state of elevated activity.
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013
A possible ash emission was reported last night (25 Jan) by Washington VAAC, but due to night time, satellite observation was not possible. A small thermal hot spot was detected at the summit, which suggests that probably weak or moderate strombolian activity has resumed in the crater.
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
No recent reports of eruptions from remote Sangay are available, but this might simply incidate that its typical strombolian eruptions are too small to be detected by the remote satellite based monitoring systems.
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
MODIS thermal image of Sangay showing the heat source at the summit crater (Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS thermal image of Sangay showing the heat source at the summit crater (Univ. Hawaii)
A pilot observed a small ash eruption from the remote Sangay volcano on 28 July. A thermal signal at the summit is visible, suggesting lava dome growth and or strombolian activity.
Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012
According to the Washington VAAC, a pilot observed an ash plume from Sangay on 6 June that rose to an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N. Meteorological clouds prevented satellite image views. A pilot observed ash drifting E on 10 June.
Saturday, Jun 09, 2012
A pilot observed an ash plume from Sangay on 4 June that rose to an altitude of 7.9 km (26,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E.

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