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Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 - ongoing
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Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tunagurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: lahars

Thursday Oct 23, 2008 16:18 PM | BY: TS

IG reported that multiple lahars and mudflows descended drainages around Tungurahua on 14 October. A majority of the lahars traveled down drainages in the Pampas sector to the S, carrying blocks an average of 30-40 cm in diameter and up to 2 m in diameter. Other lahars and small mudflows descended drainages to the NW and W. On 19 October a small lahar descended the Bilbao drainage to the W.
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Previous news
Sunday, Sep 14, 2008
The IG reported that clouds mostly prevented visual observations of Tungurahua during 3-9 September. On 3 September, a small lahar carried blocks down river drainages to the NW. Steam plumes rose 200 m above the crater on 6 September. On 8 September, a lahar descended a drainage to the S and carried blocks up to 50 cm in diameter. [more]
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
After last week's intense series of larger ash eruptions, such as on 10 May, Tunguarahua seems to be quieting down and has not registered any major explosions since May 11. [more]
Thursday, Mar 06, 2008
IG reported steam and ash-and-steam plumes from Tungurahua that rose to altitudes of 5.8-8 km (19,000-26,200 ft) a.s.l. during 27 February - 1 March. Ash plumes drifted NW, W, SW, and SE, ashfall was reported in areas to the SW on 27 February. Lahars or mudflows descended the Mapayacu and Choglontus drainages in the SW, and drainages in the Pampas sector to the S on 27 and 28 February. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 21, 2008
Ash and steam-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua were rosing to altitudes of 6-9 km a.s.l. during 12-19 February and drifted mainly NW, W, and NE. During 12-13 and 16 February, incandescence at the summit was ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008
Ash plumes were spotted and rose to altitudes of 5.5-9 km during 23-29 January. [more]

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