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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:

Tunagurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: strong eruptions and ash

Tuesday Mar 10, 2009 13:40 PM | BY: TS

In the time of 24 February to 3rd March strong eruptions & explosions were reported, that threw out ash to altitudes of 10 km and blocks were rolling down the volcano.
Previous news
Thursday, Jan 15, 2009
It was reported that during 7-12 January there were visible steam-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua, ash fell within 8 km and roaring, explosions, and "cannon shot" noises were reported. Also incandescence blocks were ejected from the crater and rolled down the flanks. [more]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
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. [more]
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]

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