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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 (?)
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: moderate seismicity, steaming

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 08:15 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Visual observations are near impossible due to constant cloud cover, but the seismic activity, described as moderate by IG, does not indicate significant eruptive activity.
Previous news
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
A possible small ash emission was reported by VAAC Washington at 14:16 GMT today. No ash is visible on satellite images, and the seismic signal is very quiet with only a few small volcanic earthquakes. ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
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. ... read all
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
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
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. ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
The volcano remains relatively quiet, but direct observations are difficult to cloud cover. The seismic signal is low with some weak tremor pulses. ... read all
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
Current seismogram (PAT1 station, IG)
Volcanic earthquakes and weak intermittent tremor occur at Tungurahua volcano. There were no recent explosions. ... read all

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