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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): vulcanian explosions, field report 3-7 Jan 2020

Tuesday Jan 07, 2020 20:29 PM | BY: T
Strong vulcanian eruption of Reventador volcano at around midnight 6-7 Jan 2020 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Strong vulcanian eruption of Reventador volcano at around midnight 6-7 Jan 2020 (image: Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
The activity at the volcano remains essentially unchanged at moderate levels. During 4-7 Jan 2020, we visited the volcano and observed strong vulcanian-type explosions at irregular intervals of 4-12 hours.
These eruptions produced loud cannon-shot noises with shock waves that could be heard in many kilometers distance. They ejected incandescent material to over 1 km height and to distances beyond the cone's feet, generating glowing avalanches. Ash plumes rose 1-2 km typically.
In between such explosions, several smaller to medium-sized silent ash emissions with little incandescent material also occurred at intervals ranging from 5 mins to several hours.
Currently, no lava flow is active at the volcano.
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