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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

Tungurahua webcams / live data
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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
Sunday, Aug 31, 2014
Sequence of eruptions with pyroclastic flows at Tungurahua (photos G. Viracucha OVT/IG)
Sequence of eruptions with pyroclastic flows at Tungurahua (photos G. Viracucha OVT/IG)
A series of small pyroclastic flows occurred yesterday evening, IGEPN reported in its latest special bulletin. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
Intermittent explosive activity of moderate size continues at the volcano. An ash emission to flight level 280, i.e. 28,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifting west was reported today.
Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Small eruption at Tungurahua this morning (IGEPN webcam)
Small eruption at Tungurahua this morning (IGEPN webcam)
This morning's seismic signal at Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
This morning's seismic signal at Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
The volcano's activity remains moderate with frequent small to medium sized strombolian- to vulcanian-type explosions. ...more [read all]
Monday, Aug 04, 2014
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua yesterday morning (IGEPN)
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua yesterday morning (IGEPN)
Ash emission on 1 Aug (IGEPN)
Ash emission on 1 Aug (IGEPN)
Activity continued to increase at the volcano as new magma continues to arrive at its summit. Since the first ash emission a week ago, more and stronger explosions, as well as phases of continuous ash and gas emissions and milder strombolian activity have occurred. ...more [read all]
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]

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