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Sangay volcano (Ecuador): increasing activity

Tuesday Jun 16, 2020 07:21 AM | BY: MARTIN

Explosion from Sangay volcano on 13 June (image: @Ruptly/twitter)
Explosion from Sangay volcano on 13 June (image: @Ruptly/twitter)
Fig.a: volcano-tectonic earthquakes per year, fig. b: sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions per year, fig. c: ash column heights per year, fig. d: thermal anomalies per year (image: IGEPN)
Fig.a: volcano-tectonic earthquakes per year, fig. b: sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions per year, fig. c: ash column heights per year, fig. d: thermal anomalies per year (image: IGEPN)
According to IGEPN, the activity at the volcano has been increasing during the past few days associated with increasingly larger ash plumes as can be seen rising from the crater to an altitude of 23,000 ft (7,000 m). An ash plumes is extending about 600 km to the west of the volcano. 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. An ash fall could affect a population of Chimborazo, Cañar, Guayas, Azuay, El Oro, Tungurahua and Cotopaxi.
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 16 June 2020
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