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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) Sangay volcano eruptions:
1934-ongoing (as of 2020), 1728-1916, 1628 (first observation) - ?
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. In historic time: frequent, intermittent strombolian activity

Sangay volcano news

Sangay Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Wed, 23 Sep 2020, 00:00
00:00 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 and is moving at 15-25 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 23:45 UTC, 22/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200922/2342Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SANGAY 352090
PSN: S0200 W07820

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 17159 FT [5230 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/925

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS

OBS VA DTG: 22/2330Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 S0134 W07917 - S0159 W07819
- S0159 W07926 - S0134 W07917 MOV W 15-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/0530Z SFC/FL210 S0137 W07921
- S0159 W07819 - S0203 W07928 - S0137 W07921

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/1130Z SFC/FL210 S0140
W07924 - S0159 W07819 - S0206 W07926 - S0140
W07924

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/1730Z NO VA EXP

RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS FM ONGOING ERUPTION. VA IN
STATE OF HIGH ACTIVITY. ALL CURRENT VA EMS OBS IS
MOV W TO WNW FM SUMMIT. VA FCST TO CONT MOV W TO
WNW FM SUMMIT THRU T+12HRS. VA REMAINS IN HIGH
STATE OF ACTIVITY. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200923/0545Z

Previous news
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 09:47
Ash column visible from aircraft (image: @dani100sweet/twitter)
A powerful eruption at 04:20 local time occurred yesterday that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 40,000 ft (12,200 m) altitude and drifted towards the east and west direction. The explosion was a few times stronger than the average size of explosions at the volcano during the previous months. ... read all

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