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

Reventador volcano (Ecuador): elevated activity, lava flow

Wednesday May 20, 2015 01:30 AM | BY: T

Infrared image of the lava flow on Reventador volcano today (IGEPN)
Infrared image of the lava flow on Reventador volcano today (IGEPN)
The volcano's activity remains elevated. Mild to moderate explosions occur frequently from the summit vent, where viscous lava is being extruded and also produces an active lava flow, approx. 300 m long on the southwestern flank.
IGPEN reported dozens of explosions on most days, and up to more than 60 on a peak of activity on 8 May.
Previous news
Explosion and pyroclastic flow at Reventador on 9 April
Monday, Apr 13, 2015
Activity has been relatively intense during the past days. Frequent explosions with ash plumes of 1-2 km height and smaller pyroclastic flows have occurred from the summit vent, where a lava dome is growing. [more]
Incandescent material on Reventador volcano, presumably from an eruption this morning
Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015
A larger explosion seems to have occurred about an hour ago. On the thermal webcam, the upper cone is seen covered with incandescent ejecta. ... [more]
Infrared image of Reventador volcano on 15 Mar (IGEPN)
Monday, Mar 16, 2015
The recent lava flow on the southwestern flank, that had started early on 11 March and had reached a length of approx. 1500 m, seems no longer to be active, or has decreased a lot. Occasional small explosions continue to occur at the summit vent. [more]
Thermal image of Reventador volcano today
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015
Mild explosive and effusive activity in the form of a dome at the summit crater continue. Washington VAAC reported several small ash emissions and thermal images suggest that the lava flow on the upper western flank remains active. [more]
Thermal image of Reventador's new lava flow today
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
A new lava flow seems to be active on the southwestern flank. Occasional explosions continue from the summit vent where a lava dome is growing. ... [more]

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