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Reventador volcano (Ecuador): incandescent avalanches and vulcanian eruptions

Mon, 23 Jan 2023, 05:18 05:18 AM | BY: MARTIN
Thermal view of the descending glowing avalanches onto the NE flank of Reventador volcano (image: IGEPN)
Thermal view of the descending glowing avalanches onto the NE flank of Reventador volcano (image: IGEPN)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged.
Near-constant vulcanian explosions continue to take place from the summit crater that reached elevation between 4,3 km and 4,9 km (16,000 ft) and drifted into various directions, but most often to the southeast and southwest.
The active lava flow is being oozed out from the summit vent causing rockfall avalanches that tumble down along the northeastern flank.

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Reventador volcano
Stratovolcano 3562 m (11,686 ft)
Ecuador, -0.08°S / -77.66°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Reventador volcano eruptions:
1541, 1590, 1691, 1748, 1797, 1802, 1843, 1843, 1844, 1856, 1871, 1894, 1898-1906, 1912, 1926, 1929, 1936, 1944, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1972, 1973-74, 1976, 2002 (large eruption), 2004 (Nov) - 2005 (Jan), 2005 (June) - 2006 (March), 2008 (July) - ongoing
Typical eruption style
Explosive and effusive.

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