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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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 (?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity summary 1-7 Aug: occasional small to moderate explosions, steaming

Wednesday Aug 08, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

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.
Explosions on 5 August vibrated windows in nearby areas and produced sounds resembling gunshots. A plume rose 3 km above the crater and drifted W.
Explosions during 5-6 August produced gas plumes with small amounts of ash that drifted WSW. Steam plumes rose 100 m above the crater the next day.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)
Previous news
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]
Webcam image of the explosion on the morning of 24 July
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012
Small explosive activity persists at Tunguarahua volcano. ... [more]

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