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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive and effusive.
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Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador) activity update

Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 07:58
07:58 AM | BY: T
MODIS hot spot at Reventador (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spot at Reventador (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Current seismic signal at Reventador (CONE station, IGPEN)
Current seismic signal at Reventador (CONE station, IGPEN)
The volcano continues to produce small to medium explosions with ash plumes rising up to 1.5 km. A MODIS hot spot indicates the presence of fresh lava at the summit, but there seems to be currently no lava flow.
Previous news
Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 17:14
Current seismic signal from Reventador (CONE station, IGPEN)
Activity continues at moderate levels with small intermittent explosions, but (probably) no longer active lava flows. read all
Thu, 3 Apr 2014, 07:14
Explosion at Reventador Monday evening
Activity remains high. The volcano produces frequent small ash explosions and lava extrudes in a new flow on the upper eastern flank. read all
Mon, 31 Mar 2014, 17:43
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Reventador volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Activity at the volcano remains elevated, although no direct observations were possible in the last days due to cloud cover. A lava flow might be descending from the new dome on the eastern side, various reports suggests. ... read all
Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 10:16
Overlaying of thermal and visible images showing the new lava flows on Reventador (image: F. Vásconez , IG)
The volcano's activity has remained high since the beginning of the current eruptive phase since 25 March. Fresh lava continues to extrude at the summit crater, adding to the dome that had been active since 2011, and producing incandescent avalanches, small pyroclastic flows on its flanks and ash emissions. read all
Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 16:36
Continuous ash emission and incandescent avalanches on Reventador's eastern flank (image: G. Taipe / IGP)
The volcano has entered a new eruptive phase since yesterday, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics (IGP) reported. Starting from 15:00 local time yesterday, increasing tremor was registered and steady ash emissions were observed. At night, incandescent blocks could be seen and heard rolling down from the crater where probably a new lava dome has started to appear. ... read all
 

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