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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 (?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: explosions and ash venting, strong tremor

Thursday Aug 16, 2012 10:54 AM | BY: T

SO2 plume from Tungurahua (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Tungurahua (NOAA)
Current seismogram from Tungurahua (RETU station) (IG)
Current seismogram from Tungurahua (RETU station) (IG)
Tremor on current seismogram (RETU station) (IG)
Tremor on current seismogram (RETU station) (IG)
Tungurahua continues to produce loud explosions and moderately strong ash venting which cause ashfall on surrounding communities. Tremor is high and seems to be rising.
Ash is rising to an elevation of 20,000 ft (6 km) and a SO2 plume is visible drifting west from the volcano.
Previous news
Current seismic signal showing strong tremor
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador (IG) has posted a special report summarizing the recently increased activity of Tungurahua volcano: ... [more]
SO2 plume from Tungurahua (NOAA)
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
An important increase of Tungurahua's activity can be seen on online data. VAAC Washington reports an ash plume at 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude moving WNW, and a strong SO2 plume is visible on satellite imagery. ... [more]
Monday, Aug 13, 2012
The volcano continues to emit a steam plume with small amounts of ash, and has occasional small to moderate explosions accompanied by gunshot sounds heard around the volcano. [more]
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua showing frequent explosions accompanied by tremor (RETU station, IG)
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
Tungurahua's activity remains at moderate levels, and produces explosions with gunshot sounds heard around the volcano. Ash reaches elevations of 5-6 km and ash fell in the Chacauco sector. (IG) [more]
Seismic signal from Tungurahua on 10 Aug (IG)
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
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. ... [more]

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