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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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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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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: volcanic tremor, weeak explosions

Saturday Aug 11, 2012 07:35 AM | BY: T

Seismic signal from Tungurahua on 10 Aug (IG)
Seismic signal from Tungurahua on 10 Aug (IG)
Tungurahua's activity has the volcano was elevated yesterday and considered as "moderate" by Instituto Geofisico (IG), who noted that there was a change in seismic activity, represented by the presence of tremor signal corresponding to steam and ash emissions and a small explosion.
In the morning during short periods of clear weather, IG observed steaming. There was ashfall in the Choglontús sector and its surroundings.
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Previous news
Seismic signal from RETU station on 10 Aug (IG)
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
The volcano has moderately strong seismic activity with phases of tremor frequently visible, related to fluid movements. No reports of recent explosions. Direct observations have been difficult due to bad weather. [more]
Seismic signal from RETU station (IG) late on 8 Aug
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012
An increase in seismicity can be observed at Tungurahua, but so far, no major explosions have occurred recently and the volcano is primarily steaming. ... [more]
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]

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