Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Friday, Feb 24, 2012
From about midnight yesterday, 23 February, a decrease in several parameters of the activity of Tungurahua volcano is reported by Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico who closely monitor the volcano. ...more [read all]
Eruption of Tungurahua volcano on 23 Feb, 2012 at around 18h00 local time (photo courtesy: G. Viracucha - IGEPN)
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
Activity at Tungurahua continues with increased level of seismic activity, visible glow at the crater and occasional ash eruptions.
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: continuing crater glow from crater and steam and ash emissions
Activity at Tungurahua continues with increased level of seismic activity. Episodes of constant harmonic tremor were detected on 16 and 22 February. Steam and ash emissions were noted on 17-18 and 21 February rising to6 km (19, 500 ft) altitude a.s.l. Glow from the crater is visible at night.
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: strong ash explosions, plumes to 7-8 km altitude, pyroclastic flows
IG reported an explosion of Tungurahua on 4 February with an explosion that produced roaring heard 14 km NW in Palitahua and Guadalupe. On 4 February an ash plume rose to altitudes of 7-8 km above the crater and drifted NE; lapilli fall was reported in Baños (9 km N), Pillate (7 km W), and Juive (7 km NNW). IG staff aboard a commercial flight on 4 February observed an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 1 km above the crater and drifted W. Ashfall and roaring noises were reported in Baños, Pillate, Juive, Pondoa (8 km N), Pelileo ( about 7 km NW), Guadalupe, Cevallos (23 km NW), and Patate (NW). ...more [read all]
Sunday, Feb 05, 2012
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) produced a sudden strong ash explosion yesterday (4 Feb 2012) morning at 05:50 local time, following an increase in seismic activity recorded since around 04:30. The eruption lasted about 5 minutes and produced a plume rising to about 7-8 km altitude and drifting NE and later SE. Ash fall occurred in Baños, Juive, Runtún, Pillate, San Juan and Cotaló. ...more
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
IG reported a new episode of activity and increased seismicity from Tungurahua during 11-17 January. On 12 January ashfall was reported in Manzano (8 km SW), Cahuají (8 km SW), and Choglontus (13 km WSW). ...more [read all]
Friday, Jan 13, 2012