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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
Tungurahua volcano videos
Tungurahua volcano eruptions:
1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000- (ongoing)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
Last earthquakes nearby
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
Saturday, Apr 05, 2014
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua volcano observed during the early morning of April 5, 2014. Source : F. Vásconez - OVT / IGEPN
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua volcano observed during the early morning of April 5, 2014. Source : F. Vásconez - OVT / IGEPN
View of the volcano this evening - steam and ash column is rising from the crater at the top (IGPEN webcam)
View of the volcano this evening - steam and ash column is rising from the crater at the top (IGPEN webcam)
The violent vent-clearing explosion on Friday evening has been followed by mild to moderate near-continuous strombolian activity. ...more [read all]
Eruption of Tungurahua on 4 April 18:10 (F. Vásconez - OVT/IGEPN)
Eruption of Tungurahua on 4 April 18:10 (F. Vásconez - OVT/IGEPN)
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
The volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase yesterday evening. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 18:10 (local time) and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the cone. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Apr 03, 2014
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
The volcano continues to be restless with moderate seismic activity. Short emissions occurred occasionally during the past days, but most of them were inferred by seismic signals and could not be observed directly due to cloud cover. ...more
Saturday, Mar 08, 2014
Tungurahua volcano last evening
Tungurahua volcano last evening
The volcano could be entering another eruptive phase in the near future, the latest report of IGPEN suggests. After a relatively calm week, a number of small to moderate explosions occurred again during 5-6 March. ...more [read all]
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
Activity has decreased at the volcano. IGPEN characterizes it still as moderate, but there have been no new significant explosions.
Sunday, Mar 02, 2014
Eruption of Tungurahua on 26 Feb and small pyroclastic flows (image: S. Storm OVT/IGEPN)
Eruption of Tungurahua on 26 Feb and small pyroclastic flows (image: S. Storm OVT/IGEPN)
The volcano had a short burst of activity on 26 Feb, producing a series of moderate explosions and small pyroclastic flows reaching up to 400 m on the northern and northwestern flanks. Ash plumes rose up to 2.5 km above the crater. Since then, the volcano has been mostly quiet and only had minor emissions. ...more

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