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Sangay volcano
Stratovolcano 5230 m (17,159 ft)
Ecuador, -2°S / -78.34°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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1934-ongoing (as of 2020), 1728-1916, 1628 (first observation) - ?
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Explosive. In historic time: frequent, intermittent strombolian activity
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Sangay volcano (Ecuador): eruption continues with pyroclastic flows

Tue, 25 Aug 2020, 06:52
06:52 AM | BY: MARTIN
Pyroclastic flows from Sangay volcano yesterday (image: IGEPN)
Pyroclastic flows from Sangay volcano yesterday (image: IGEPN)
Effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues at high levels characterized by near-constant vulcanian-type explosions producing moderate ash emissions and pyroclastic flows.
A moderate explosion is being observed by surveillance cameras yesterday which reached approx. 22,000 ft (6,700 m) altitude and drifted SE. Explosion causes ash fall in Chimborazo and Cañar areas.
It also produced pyroclastic flows that traveled over the south-eastern slopes, as can be seen in the image.
Lava flow continues to be active on the east slopes of the volcano.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 25 August 2020
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