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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W

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Tungurahua volcano eruptions:
1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000-14
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
Last earthquakes nearby
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
Ash emission of Tungurahua volcano last Sunday (photo: P. Espín OVT/IG-EPN)
Ash emission of Tungurahua volcano last Sunday (photo: P. Espín OVT/IG-EPN)
Seismic signal Sunday evening (RETU station, IGPEN)
Seismic signal Sunday evening (RETU station, IGPEN)
Following more than 2 months of calm, the volcano is probably about to enter a new eruptive phase, a special bulletin of Ecuador's Geophysical Institute (IGPEN) informs. ...more [read all]
Monday, Apr 28, 2014
Activity of the volcano remains comparably low, with only few and weak emissions of low energy. A number of lahars, caused by heavy rains remobilizing loose deposits, occurred in the riverbeds of Ingapirca, La Rea, Achupashal and others streams on the S and SW sides.
Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
Seismic trace of yesterday's M3 earthquake under Tungurahua
Seismic trace of yesterday's M3 earthquake under Tungurahua
Explosion of Tungurahua on 22 April, 17h55 local time, producing a 2 km ash plume (Photo: F. Vásconez. 22/04/2014 OVT- IGEPN)
Explosion of Tungurahua on 22 April, 17h55 local time, producing a 2 km ash plume (Photo: F. Vásconez. 22/04/2014 OVT- IGEPN)
While surface activity has been fluctuating at generally low levels with only sporadic small steam and ash emissions, IGPEN reports that there are signs that suggest that a new batch of magma might be on its way to the surface. ...more [read all]
Friday, Apr 18, 2014
Explosion at Tungurahua last night
Explosion at Tungurahua last night
Current seismic signal at Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Current seismic signal at Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Activity at the volcano remains high with intermittent small to moderate explosions and ash emissions. Plumes of steam and various amounts of ash have been rising up to 3 km above the summit and drifting into westerly directions. Light ash fall occurred in Bilbao, Cusua, Choglontus, and Manzano. ...more
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
Since the major explosion on 14 April, activity at the volcano has been characterized by several smaller and moderate explosions and near-constant steam and ash emissions that mainly drifted west and SW. ...more [read all]
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014
After 2 days of relative calm, a powerful and extremely loud vulcanian (vent-clearing) explosion occurred yesterday morning around 08:30 local time. An ash plume rose approx. 5 km above the summit, but more impressive was the explosion sound and its shock wave. ...more [read all]
Monday, Apr 14, 2014
Explosion at Tungurahua volcano this afternoon
Explosion at Tungurahua volcano this afternoon
Activity decreased during 12 April, but has quickly picked up again. The volcano continues to show intermittent small to moderate vulcanian explosions with ash emissions of up to 3 km above the crater, accompanied by loud detonations and shock waves. In addition, strombolian activity were reported by the observatory. ...more [read all]
Saturday, Apr 12, 2014
The new lava flow observed on April 10 at 22:03 (Source: P. Ramón OVT / IG)
The new lava flow observed on April 10 at 22:03 (Source: P. Ramón OVT / IG)
The first photograph of the lava flow on 10 April at 16:41 local time (Source: P. Ramón OVT/IG)
The first photograph of the lava flow on 10 April at 16:41 local time (Source: P. Ramón OVT/IG)
A lava flow descended from the volcano's summit crater cn the upper NW flank between 10-11 April. The flow likely appeared early of 10 April, it appearance was documented on both visual and infrared photos and corresponds to a tremor signal detected by the observatory. ...more
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua last evening (photo courtesy: Bastien Poux)
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua last evening (photo courtesy: Bastien Poux)
An explosion occurred yesterday morning at 02:28 local time and was followed by a new phase of lava fountaining and strombolian explosions accompanied by continuous tremor. The detonation sounds were heard like cannon-shots in all directions away from the volcano including the city of Ambato and the volcano observatory. Incandescent material descended the flanks up to 2 km distance. Ash falls were reported in the towns of Manzano and Cahuají Choglontús. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014
Tungurahua volcano emitting an ash plume this morning
Tungurahua volcano emitting an ash plume this morning
Smaller explosions and moderate ash emissions continue at the volcano. ...more

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