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

Increased activity of Sangay volcano, Ecuador

Thu, 26 Jan 2012, 12:09
12:09 PM | BY: T
Since Monday 23 January 2012, there has been an intensification of Sangay volcano's activity, as indicated by reports from pilots who reported the presence of ash from the volcano drifting S-SE. In addition, satellite images from 24 Jan show the presence of thermal anomalies at the volcano.
Sangay is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador, in frequent activity since the 17th century when it was discovered. However, due to its very remote location, at the eastern end of the Andes cordillera, its monitoring is limited to occasional field observations and observations by aircraft and from satellite.
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Previous news
Fri, 13 Jan 2012, 00:01
A possible ash plume from Sangay was reported on 8 January. ... read all
Wed, 21 Mar 2007, 20:23
The Washington VAAC reported eruptions from Sangay during 12-13 March that produced ash plumes that rose to 7 km (23,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W. A hotspot was seen on satellite imagery. ... read all
Mon, 15 Jan 2007, 13:21
Sangay volcano remains in activity as satellite observations by the VAAC Washington reveal, warning about ash plumes of 800 m above the volcano. A thermal anomaly is also visible in the crater. ... read all
Sat, 30 Dec 2006, 15:50
Based on a pilot report, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume from Sangay rose to an altitude of 7.6 km (25,000 ft) a.s.l. on 23 December. read all
Fri, 8 Dec 2006, 09:05
Based on pilot reports and satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that an eruption from Sangay on 2 December produced an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 8.5 km (28,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW. ... read all

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