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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 vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Tungurahua vulkaanuitbarstingen:
1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000 - 2016, 2017 (?)
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), eruption update: explosions and ash emissions increase again

zo, 30 dec 2012, 11:05
11:05 AM | DOOR: T
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Activity at Tungurahua has picked up again. During 29 Dec, the Instituto Geofísico (IG) reported 30 explosions over 24 hours of small to moderate size, sometimes accompanied by loud sounds and ejection of incandescent material. Ash plumes were reported reaching 25,000 ft (7.5 km) altitude.
Numerous volcanic quakes and tremor pulses accompanied constant gas and ash emissions.
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012, 09:10
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
The eruption continues at fluctuating, but generally reduced intensity compared to the previous week, but there are still occasional weak to moderate explosions and near constant steam and ash emissions that produce a column rising up to about 2 km above the crater. Lees alle
Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 11:05
Over the past days, the volcano has calmed down a bit compared to the previous week. Glow could be seen during the night from the summit where the lava dome continues to grow. ... Lees alle
Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 11:05
Activity has been quieter compared to yesterday, but the volcano continues to produce a constant ash column and intermittent explosions of small to moderate size, some of which are accompanied by loud cannon-shot bangs and roars. Lees alle
Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 11:05
An explosion at 01:50 (local time) this night was followed by an increase of seismic and visible activity. Between 02:00 and 04:00 am, explosions followed at intervals of only 5 minutes and produced loud cannon-shot noises and shock waves, and ejected incandescent blocks of various sizes. Lees alle
Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 21:05
The activity today was characterized by numerous explosions of moderate size with loud gun-shot noises and roars heard in all towns near the volcano. Some of the explosions caused buildings vibrate. Continuous volcanic tremor was measured and localized at depth of 3-4 km beneath the crater. During the night, glowing bombs were seen ejected 3-400 m above the crater and rolling down for about 1 km on the volcano's slopes. ... Lees alle

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