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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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Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: violent explosions continue

Thursday Jun 03, 2010 05:41 AM |

Tungurahua continues to produce violen explosions with ash plumes rising to 7-9 km.
The USGS/GVP activity report suumarizes the activity of the past days as follows:
"During 28-29 May seismicity increased and 5-10 explosions were detected per hour. Explosions ejected incandescent blocks that fell 1-2 km below the summit. Ashfall was heavy in Runtún, 6 km NNE, at night on 28 May, and lighter in Juive and Puntzán, 7 km NW, the next morning. During 29-30 May explosions occurred at a rate of about 10 per hour. Several roaring noises were noted and "cannon shot" noises caused large windows nearby to vibrate. Incandescence around the crater was seen occasionally at night, during periods of clearer viewing. On 31 May and 1 June explosions generated audible "cannon shots" and ejected incandescent blocks as high as 1.5 km above the crater rim; several of the blocks rolled nearly 1 km down the flanks. Steam-and-ash plumes rose to altitudes of 7-9 km (23,000-29,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted W, SW, N, and NE, causing ashfall in areas downwind."
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Previous news
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tungurahua volcano erupted violently on 08h47 local time on May 28, 2010, producing an vulcanian-style ash plume rising about 10 km above the crater and drifting SW until the Gulf of Guayaquil. The flanks of the volcano were showered with incandescent bombs, and ballistic projectiles fell into inhabited areas such as Chonglontus, Manzano and Yuibug on the W and SW slopes. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2009
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. [more]
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]

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