Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador) activity update: growing lava dome, occasional explosions and pyroclastic flows

Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 16:38
16:38 PM | BY: T
Glow from Reventador's summit this morning
Glow from Reventador's summit this morning
Glow from the crater and a lava block that rolled down on the left side yesterday morning
Glow from the crater and a lava block that rolled down on the left side yesterday morning
Activity remains similar to the past months at moderate, but fluctuating levels. A more intense phase seems to be going on at the moment, as bright glow has been visible at the summit since yesterday night.
A cake-like viscous lava dome is slowly growing at the summit crater and produces occasional incandescent avalanches and rockfalls. During phases of more intense activity such as around mid-late November, regular small to moderate explosions, occasional pyroclastic flows and short-lived lava flows occur (last on 20 Nov).

Previous news

Sat, 22 Nov 2014, 10:35
Infrared image of the lava flow on Reventador volcano on 10 Nov (IGEPN)
A new lava flow is active on the upper NW flank of the volcano, originating from the base of its lava dome. Likely, the flow started in mid to late October; on 19 Nov, it had a length of less than 1 km. ... Read all
Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:33
Activity at the volcano continues with little changes. Occasional small explosions are being reported to occur from the active lava dome in the crater. ... Read all
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