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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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: steaming

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Activity at the volcano has remained low. Steaming could be observed during windows of clear weather, and there are numerous long-period seismic events recorded.
Previous news
Tungurahua Volcano with little surface activity in the crater. In the crater was observed the presence of a non-permanent and weak plume of steam and gas rising about 100 meters high and moving westward. There have been no reports of ash fall, or noise and explosion sounds. Image taken on the afternoon of September 11, 2012. Source: IGEPN
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
After the sharp increase in volcanic gas emissions (SO2) and abundant presence of seismic signals related to internal movement of fluids recorded earlier this month of September, activity from Tungurahua volcano has declined markedly since 4 September and presently has seismicity with moderate to low levels, and occasionally some small steam emissions. A drastic reduction in SO2 emission rates recently is one of the most significant observations. ... [more]
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
The volcano remains relatively quiet, but direct observations are difficult to cloud cover. The seismic signal is low with some weak tremor pulses. [more]
Current seismogram (PAT1 station, IG)
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
Volcanic earthquakes and weak intermittent tremor occur at Tungurahua volcano. There were no recent explosions. [more]
Monday, Sep 10, 2012
While seismic activity remains moderate with some volcanic tremor present, there is currently only steaming from the volcano. [more]
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012
The volcano produces a constant steam plume, but there were no recent explosions or reports of ash emissions. The tremor is low at the moment. [more]

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