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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): new strong eruptive phase

Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 21:02
21:02 PM | BY: T
Infrared images of Reventador volcano yesterday showing what could be a lava fountain and new lava flow (Annotations: Culture Volcan, images: IGPEN)
Infrared images of Reventador volcano yesterday showing what could be a lava fountain and new lava flow (Annotations: Culture Volcan, images: IGPEN)
Seismic signal at Reventador volcano yesterday (CONE station, IGPEN)
Seismic signal at Reventador volcano yesterday (CONE station, IGPEN)
A new phase of intense activity with possible lava fountains and new lava flows began at the volcano yesterday.
Over the past weeks, the volcano had been in a state of mild intermittent strombolian explosions, but experienced a rapid increase in activity yesterday after around 15:00 local time. Infrared webcam images (collected by Culture Volcan) suggest that a phase of lava fountaining or much stronger strombolian explosions took place. The apparent surge in lava emission also seems to have produced a new lava flow about 3-400 m long. This increase in activity is clearly visible in the corresponding seismic signal and likely continues at the moment.
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Previous news
Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 07:58
MODIS hot spot at Reventador (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
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. ... read all
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Activity continues at moderate levels with small intermittent explosions, but (probably) no longer active lava flows.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

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