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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

Sangay volcano (Ecuador) activity update: occasional ash eruptions

Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Based on a SIGMET report, the Washington VAAC reported a possible eruption and ash plume from Sangay on 28 May. A later notice stated that a pilot reported an ash plume at an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. Ash was not identified in satellite imagery.
Previous news
Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 00:30
View of the upper SE flank of Sangay volcano and thermal image showing the various vents at the dome emitting lava flows that form several branches and reach the base of the summit cone (Photo: P. Ramón OVT/IG)
During an overflight on 13 April, an explosion from Sangay volcano was observed at 08:25 local time. It generated an ash and steam column of 2 km above the summit crater. ... read all
Thu, 29 Mar 2012, 10:05
According to the Washington VAAC, a pilot observed an ash plume from Sangay on 22 March that rose to an altitude of 8.2 km (27,000 ft) a.s.l. Cloud cover prevented satellite observations. ... read all
Thu, 26 Jan 2012, 12:09
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. read all
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

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