Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: steam and ash venting, occasional explosions causing ash fall, lahars
Thursday May 24, 2012 11:38 AM | BY: T
On 16 May a steam-and-gas plume drifted W and lahars descended the W flank. On 18 May ashfall was reported in Manzano (8 km SW), Choglontus (SW), Chontapamba (W), Yuibug, Puela (8 km SW), and high in the Mapayacu drainage (SW).
Roaring was heard on 22 May, and slight ashfall was reported in Manzano.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
IG reported that during 9-15 May visual observations of Tungurahua were often limited due to cloud cover. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Explosions were heard in Baños on 2 May and ashfall was reported in Pillate (7 km W) the next day. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Tungurahua volcano had an eruption on 30 April, producing an ash and steam column rising 3 km above the crater. The eruption was accompanied by volcanic earthquakes and tremor, and caused ash fall in nearby communities. A lahar warning was issued as well. [more]
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012
At 06:19 (local time) today, April 17, 2012, there was a further increase in the activity of the Tungurahua volcano, the Instituto Geofísico (IG) reported. ... [more]
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012
During an overflight on 13 April, geologists from IG observed weak but continuous steaming from Tungurahua volcano. ... [more]