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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: steaming and weak ash emission

Friday Feb 10, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T

Previous news
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
IG reported that staff conducting fieldwork at Reventador during 6-7 January observed constant emissions of gas-and-steam rising about 300 m above the crater and drifting WNW. The emissions originated from a growing lava dome that was a few tens of meters above the crater rim and almost filled the base. ... [more]
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
On Reventador's crater a slight incandescence was seen during 11-12 November and a high number of rockfalls was reported by seismic signals on 13-18 November. Probably from the lava-flow-fronts. [more]
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008
The new eruption of Reventador volcano has calmed down, but continues, as news reports and the Istituto Geofisico report. [more]
Tuesday, Nov 11, 2008
Reventador volcano in Ecuador has started a new eruption on 10 November with spectacular strombolian activity and lava flows on both its north and south side. The, the fist after its last eruption in July, eruption followed increased seismicity that started at 13h00 on Saturday (8 Nov). ... [more]
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2008
A new eruption is reported from Reventador volcano. The Ecuadorian Institute of Geophysics (Istituto Geofisico, IG) reports eruptive tremor starting on 27 July from 15h00 local time. In the evening of that day, incandscence became visible from the summit of the volcano, indicating lava flows. An ash plume rose to 500-2000m and light ashfall was reported in the area around Olmedo. ... [more]

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