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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 (Ecuador): incandescent avalanches

Thu, 4 Feb 2021, 09:17
09:17 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glowing rockfalls on the SE flank of Sangay volcano (image: IGEPN)
Glowing rockfalls on the SE flank of Sangay volcano (image: IGEPN)
The lava flow remains active on the SE flank of Sangay volcano. Imagery captured on 16 January (image: Sentinel 2)
The lava flow remains active on the SE flank of Sangay volcano. Imagery captured on 16 January (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive-explosive eruption of the volcano continues and has remained essentially unchanged at moderate levels.
The eruptive activity produces frequent small to moderate ash emissions that reach up to approx. 19,000 ft (5,800 m) altitude and drifted S-SW.
The lava continues to keep the flow active onto the southeastern slope at moderate rate. Collapsing parts of the flow generated a glowing rockfalls and caused avalanches of material.
According to FIRMS, 17 thermal anomalies was detected in the last 24 hours.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 4 February 2021

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