Tungurahua Volcano (Ecuador): Increased seismic activity and constant column of ash emission
Monday Mar 12, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
From about 13:00 (local time) today (12 March), Tungurahua volcano started erupting a constant column of steam and ash. At the same time, volcanic tremor was recorded.
The column emission reached a maximum height of 3 km and drifted toward the west and south-west. From the Juive area, roars could be heard accompanying the eruptions.
So far, there were no reports of ashfall.
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Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012
Ash plumes 1 km high observed on 5 March, with ash fall in Choglontus. [more]
Sunday, Mar 04, 2012
Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico (IG) reports an increase of Tunguarahua volcano's activity: Since last night (3 March), 4 explosions have been reported of moderate to large size. An explosion at 07:31 local time today produced an ash columnreaching about 4 km in height and drifting to the west - northwest. ... [more]
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]
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
Activity at Tungurahua continues with increased level of seismic activity, visible glow at the crater and occasional ash eruptions. [more]
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. [more]