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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Tungurahua volcano eruptions:
1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000 - 2016, 2017 (?)
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Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: increased degassing and seismicity, occasional ash venting

Thursday Aug 09, 2012 06:12 AM | BY: T

Seismic signal from RETU station (IG) late on 8 Aug
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG) late on 8 Aug
Current seismic signal
An increase in seismicity can be observed at Tungurahua, but so far, no major explosions have occurred recently and the volcano is primarily steaming.
IG notes that so called long period (LP) events are on the increase and describes the seismic activity level as moderate.
On the current seismogram, a phase of intense activity and tremor can be seen between 18 and 20:30 local time last night.
Previous news
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
During 1-5 August visual observations of Tungurahua were limited due to cloud cover. A small steam plume rose from the crater on 3 August and drifted W. ... [more]
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
Activity remains generally at relatively low levels. Few small to moderate explosions (about 3-5 per day) and weak steam and ash venting continue at Tungurahua. The last reported ash cloud altitude was at 18,000 ft (4.5 km) from an explosion on 6 Aug. ... [more]
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
Activity remains generally at relatively low levels. Few small to moderate explosions (about 3-5 per day) and weak steam and ash venting continue at Tungurahua. The last reported ash cloud altitude was at 18,000 ft (4.5 km) from an explosion on 6 Aug. ... [more]
Seismic recording from Tungurahua (31 July) (IG)
Wednesday, Aug 01, 2012
Tungurahua has moderate seismic activity with a weak tremor signal. A small emission was registered at 01:59 local time yesterday. Mostly the volcano is covered in clouds. [more]
Seismogramm RETU station 29 July (IGN)
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Seismic data suggest a phase of increased activity occurred at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador on 29 July, but there are no recent reports of new ash emissions. At the moment, the seismicity is rather calm. [more]

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