Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increasing activity with constant ash emission
Tuesday Apr 10, 2012 17:27 PM | BY: T
Starting at 07:10 local time on 9 April, a continuous tremor signal of high energy was detected and the volcano started to erupt a continous column of ash, which rose within few minutes to 2 km height and drifted to the south, and later increased to about 3 km height above the crater.
Constant rumbling noises, similar to turbines were reported.
Explosions occurred at 07:20 and 07:26 local time, with cannon-shot sounds and rumblings of blocks tumbling down the flanks of the volcano.
At 09:15 local time, black ash fall was noted in the southeastern sectors of the volcano such as in Palitahua, Capil and Toctes.
At the moment, the activity is mostly hidden in clouds and seems to continue at slightly lower intensity.
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Thursday, Apr 05, 2012
IG reported that during 28 March-3 April visual observations of Tungurahua were mostly limited due to cloud cover. ... [more]
Monday, Mar 26, 2012
Tungurahua volcano's activity has been increasing, Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico reports. Throughout the morning of March 26, a constant column of steam and ash was rising from the summit crater, reaching up to 3 km height and drifting towards the northeast, where ash fall occurred. Ash fall was significant in the San Francisco and Black River areas, and mild in Baños, the Ventanas en Runtún, Juive, Pondoa, Puntzán and Cusúa sectors. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012
Another series of explosions has occurred early today at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, the Instituto Geofísico (IG) reports. The eruption was reported to be very noisy and caused minor ash fall in nearby villages, but no damage. ... [more]
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012
Monday, Mar 12, 2012
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. ... [more]