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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)
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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
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Explosive and effusive.
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Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador): increase in explosive activity, pyroclastic flows

Saturday Sep 07, 2013 10:16 AM | BY: T

Ash emission yesterday from Reventador
Ash emission yesterday from Reventador
Current seismic signal from Reventador (CONE station, IGPEN)
Current seismic signal from Reventador (CONE station, IGPEN)
While the other notoriously active Ecuadorian volcano, Tungurahua, has been very calm recently, eruptive activity from Reventador has increased again. Ash emissions and explosions occur more frequently and have gained in strength again, following a phase of less intense activity.
At least one of the recent explosions generated a pyroclastic flow on 5 Sep on the south side of the volcano. The following time-lapse video shows explosive activity yesterday seen from the webcam, during a phase of (rare) relatively clear weather:
Previous news

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013
Eruptive activity continues at moderate levels. There are occasional ash explosions with plumes of a few 100 m height and possibly minor lava effusion from the intra-caldera cone at the summit. [more]
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
Activity remains at high levels, characterized by small explosions and the likely effusion of lava flows. Unfortunately, near-constant cloud cover makes direct observations difficult. [more]
MODIS hot spots on Reventador volcano (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawai'i)
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013
Small to moderate explosions and (probably) the effusion of a lava flow on the NE side of the cone continue. Seismic activity is high. [more]
Explosion from Reventador on 19 July. The red rectangle marks the lava flow (IGPEN)
Sunday, Jul 21, 2013
Effusive and explosive activity at the surface as well as seismicity have continued to increase. A lava flow is traveling from the summit crater on the southern side towards the SE flank and there are numerous small explosions which create ash plumes of up to about 1 km height. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013
The IG reported that in the last few days, increased seismic activity indicative of increased eruptions has been noticed at the volcano. Seismic data also indicated the presence of a lava flow travelling down the SW slope of Reventador's intracaldera cone. [more]

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