Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador): lava flow eruption continues

Thu, 19 Aug 2021, 05:21
05:21 AM | BY: MARTIN
Dense dark ash plume and falling tephra to the ground from Reventador volcano today (image: IGEPN)
Dense dark ash plume and falling tephra to the ground from Reventador volcano today (image: IGEPN)
No significant change in the activity has occurred during the past days and is characterized by the ongoing effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano as reported by the local volcano observatory Instituto Geofísico (IGEPN).
The volcano continues to generate vulcanian-type explosions from the summit crater accompanied by near-continuous ash plumes reaching approx. 14,000 ft (4,300 m) altitude.
The emitting lava flow on the northeast flank remains active. Collapsing parts of the flow generated incandescent avalanches that detach from it and roll down the slope.
No thermal anomaly was observed nor in FIRMS and MIROVA during the last 24 hours.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 18 August 2021

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