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Sangay volcano (Ecuador): pyroclastic flows and incandescent avalanches continue

Friday Jun 12, 2020 06:55 AM | BY: MARTIN

Pyroclastic current and ash emissions from Sangay volcano on 11 June (image: IGEPN)
Pyroclastic current and ash emissions from Sangay volcano on 11 June (image: IGEPN)
Ash column from Sangay volcano yesterday (image: @IGecuador/twitter)
Ash column from Sangay volcano yesterday (image: @IGecuador/twitter)
Continuing lava flows from Sangay volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Continuing lava flows from Sangay volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Pyroclastic flow Sangay volcano (image: @flytouio/twitter)
Pyroclastic flow Sangay volcano (image: @flytouio/twitter)
IGEPN recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated a dense dark ash plume, which rose approx. 9,100 ft (2,800 m) above the summit and drifted SW. It produced pyroclastic flows that traveled over the southern slopes and accumulate a material on the flanks of the volcano which can cause formation of lahars. Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Guayaquil, Guamote, Chunchi, Riobamba, Guaranda, Chimbo, Echandía and Chillanes.
Lava flows on the south-southeast flank remain active. Incandescent avalanches of material continues to be observed.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 12 June 2020
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