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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Tungurahua webcams / live data
| ReportsTungurahua volcano videosTungurahua volcano booksTungurahua volcano eruptions:
1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000 - 2016, 2017 (?) Typical eruption style:
Explosive.Last earthquakes nearby
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: continuing ash eruptions
Friday Sep 14, 2007 08:53 AM |
Tungurahua volcano continues to erupt. Although still considerable, the intensity of activity has been showing a decreasing trend in the past weeks and months. Intermittend explosions produced plumes rising to altitudes of 5.3-8 km (17,400-26,200 ft) a.s.l. during 5-6 and 9-10 September.
Some explosions eject visible incandescent blocks rolling down the flanks. On 10 September, ashfall was reported in areas to the SW.
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Friday, Aug 31, 2007
Moderately strong explosions continue at Tungurahua volcano. ... [more]
Thursday, Apr 05, 2007
Tungurahua volcano continues with strong explosions producing eruption columns rising to 10-11 km and pyroclastic flows and lahars (mud-flows) on its flanks:
Thursday, Mar 29, 2007
Tungurahua continues to be the most active volcano in South America. During the past week, near-constant explosive activity produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 7-10 km (23,000-32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted mainly W, NW, and N. Ashfall was reported from areas downwind and from areas SW within 8 km, on all days except 25 and 27 March.
Noises resembling "cannon shots" and blocks rolling down the flanks were heard on 21, 22, and 25 March; windows rattled as far away as 11 km N in Guadalupe. On 23 March, lahars traveled mainly down NW gorges and affected the roads between Ambato and Baños, and between Baños and Penipe.
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007
Strong activity continues at Tungurahua. Loud cannon-shot like explosions were observed at Tungurahua volcano. IG reports ash plumes rising to 5-9 km (18,000-30,000 ft) altitude and drifting mainly to the NW and W, where ashfall occurred during 7-8 and 10-13 March. Incandescent bombs were seen ejected and rolling down the flanks during most of the explosions.
Monday, Feb 26, 2007
Seismic activity and strombolian activity at Tungurahua has been increasing since the evening of 23 February, 2007. Ash fall has been reported in the villages of Pillate, San Juan, Cotalo and Bilbao. On the evening of 25 Feb. an airline pilot reported observing an ash plume at 6.3 km altitude.
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