Reventador volcano, Ecuador: news & activity updates

Reventador volcano (Ecuador), activity update: steaming and ash emission

Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 07:04
07:04 AM | BY: T
eruption plume from Reventador on 18 April (photo: L. Gomezjurado / IG)
eruption plume from Reventador on 18 April (photo: L. Gomezjurado / IG)
Reventador continues to be mildly active with ongoing weak to moderate steam and ash emissions. The Instituto Geofísico reports a 2 km high column of steam and ash rising from Reventador volcano on 18 April. The ash cloud moved to the NW.
IG characterizes the actual activity level (visual and seismic activity) of Reventador "moderate". No major changes have been observed at the volcano in recent days.

Previous news

Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
During 25-26 March incandescence from a high part of the volcano was observed. On 26 March a steam emission rose 500 m above the crater. Based on analysis of satellite imagery and seismic data, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume drifted 25 km NNW on 26 March. ... Read all
Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 06:15
Continued small lava flow on NE flank, visible as thermal anomaly. Washington VAAC reported an ash plume that drifted 19 km SE on 16 February. IG observed an ash plume that rose 100 m above the crater on 18 February. ... Read all
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