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Reventador volcano (Ecuador): activity remains elevated, possible lava flow

Mon, 17 Aug 2015, 10:54
10:54 AM | BY: T
Small explosion at Reventador volcano yesterday
Small explosion at Reventador volcano yesterday
Current seismic signal (CONE station, IGEPN)
Current seismic signal (CONE station, IGEPN)
Possible lava flow from the summit of Reventador this morning
Possible lava flow from the summit of Reventador this morning
Activity at the volcano remains high, both internally (seismicity) and at the summit crater where viscous lava is being extruded. Occasional explosions and incandescent avalanches, possibly also a short lava flow result from this process.

Previous news

Wed, 15 Jul 2015, 06:00

Reventador volcano (Ecuador) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 July-21 July 2015 (Continuing Activity)

During 15-21 July IG reported a high level of seismic activity including explosions, tremor, long-period earthquakes, harmonic tremor, and signals indicating emissions at Reventador; cloud cover often prevented visual observations. On 14 July a steam-and-ash plume rose 1 km and drifted W, and on 16 July an ash plume rose 1.3 km and drifted NW. On 17 July an ash plume rose 700 m, and light gray deposits possibly from a pyroclastic flow were observed. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Jul 2015, 06:00

Reventador volcano (Ecuador) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 1 July-7 July 2015 (Continuing Activity)

During 1-7 July IG reported a high level of seismic activity including explosions, tremor, long-period earthquakes, harmonic tremor, and signals indicating emissions at Reventador; cloud cover sometimes prevented visual observations. Incandescent material that traveled more than 1 km down the SE flank was visible during 1-2 and 6 July in thermal images. Ash emissions were visible on 2 July, and a steam-and-ash plume that rose 2 km and drifted SW was visible the next day. ... Read all
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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) 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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