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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.

Reventador volcano tours:
Reventador Volcano Special (5 days expedition to Ecuador to observe volcanic activity from close)

Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador) activity update

Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 12:11
12:11 PM | BY: T
Explosion and small pyroclastic flow from Reventador on 2 Nov 2013
Explosion and small pyroclastic flow from Reventador on 2 Nov 2013
The activity consisting of sporadic small to moderate explosions continues but has decreased after 2 November. On that day, a small pyroclastic flow descended on the west flank of the active cone, reaching a length of 300-400 m. Explosions produced plumes of up to about 2 km height and light ash fall occurred in San Rafael village located 8 km east of the volcano.
The following webcam time-lapse show the activity during 2-3 Nov when the weather was unusually clear. There are small explosions and a small tornado next to the cone caused by turbulence between ambient and rising hot air.

Previous news

Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 10:40
Small ash explosion from Reventador yesterday evening (IGPEN webcam)
Sporadic explosions of small to moderate size continue to occur at the summit vent. A pilot observed an ash plume at 22,000 ft (6.7 km) altitude last night. ... read all
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 11:17
Ash explosion at Reventador volcano this morning
IGPEN reports no significant change in the currently mild, intermittent explosive activity. During the latest 24 hour observation interval, 12 ash explosions were recorded and observed ash plumes rose to about 1 km above the crater. ... read all
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 14:22
Ash explosion at Reventador volcano yesterday
Steam and ash emissions with occasional explosions from the summit vent continue. Yesterday morning, a plume was seen rising about 1 km. IGPEN characterizes activity as moderate to high. ... read all
Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 07:06
Intermittent small to moderate ash explosions continue. ... read all
Wed, 9 Oct 2013, 16:59
Activity remained unchanged at moderate levels with sporadic explosions producing ash plumes up to about 1 km height. ... read all

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