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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°W
: 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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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: strong tremor, steam and ash venting
Friday Aug 17, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T
Current tremor signal from RETU station (IG)
A constant strong tremor signal is visible and the volcano is producing a strong steam plume with intermittent but still small ash explosions. VAAC Washington warns about ash at 20,000 ft, although is not able to identify it on satellite imagery.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2012
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. ...
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador (IG) has posted a special report summarizing the recently increased activity of Tungurahua volcano: ...
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. ...
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.
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)
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