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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
: 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:
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Sun, 18 Nov 2007, 10:28
Tungurahua volcano continues its explosive eruptions producing ash plumes rising to altitudes of 6-9 km (19,700-30,000 ft) a.s.l. Ash ashfall was reported from multiple areas downwind, mainly to the W and SW. Loud roars and "cannon-shot" like detonations are heard in several areas near the volcano. IG reported the passing of a lahar on the SW flank that lasted about 30 minutes on 10 November. Read more...
Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 18:22
It was reported that ash-and-steam and ash plumes from Tungurahua rose to
altitudes of 5.5-6.5 km during 23-30 October.
During 25-26 October, incandescence was observed at the summit and noises resembling "cannon shots".
On 28 October, ash plumes rose to 13 km (43,000 ft) a.s.l.
During 28-29 October, noises resembling blocks rolling down the flanks.
Thu, 27 Sep 2007, 19:49
IG reported that ash and steam-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua rose to
altitudes of 5.3-7 km during 19-20 and 22-24
Fri, 14 Sep 2007, 08:53
Tungurahua volcano continues to erupt. Although still considerable, the intensity of activity has been showing a decreasing trend in the past weeks and months. Intermittend explosions produced plumes rising to altitudes of 5.3-8 km (17,400-26,200 ft) a.s.l. during 5-6 and 9-10 September. Read more...
Fri, 31 Aug 2007, 00:02
Moderately strong explosions continue at Tungurahua volcano. Read more...
Thu, 5 Apr 2007, 21:43
Tungurahua volcano continues with strong explosions producing eruption columns rising to 10-11 km and pyroclastic flows and lahars (mud-flows) on its flanks: Read more... read all
Thu, 29 Mar 2007, 22:44
Tungurahua continues to be the most active volcano in South America. During the past week, near-constant explosive activity produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 7-10 km (23,000-32,800 ft) a.s.l. and drifted mainly W, NW, and N. Ashfall was reported from areas downwind and from areas SW within 8 km, on all days except 25 and 27 March. Read more...
Noises resembling "cannon shots" and blocks rolling down the flanks were heard on 21, 22, and 25 March; windows rattled as far away as 11 km N in Guadalupe. On 23 March, lahars traveled mainly down NW gorges and affected the roads between Ambato and Baños, and between Baños and Penipe.
Wed, 21 Mar 2007, 19:40
Strong activity continues at Tungurahua. Loud cannon-shot like explosions were observed at Tungurahua volcano. IG reports ash plumes rising to 5-9 km (18,000-30,000 ft) altitude and drifting mainly to the NW and W, where ashfall occurred during 7-8 and 10-13 March. Incandescent bombs were seen ejected and rolling down the flanks during most of the explosions. Read more...
Mon, 26 Feb 2007, 12:36
Seismic activity and strombolian activity at Tungurahua has been increasing since the evening of 23 February, 2007. Ash fall has been reported in the villages of Pillate, San Juan, Cotalo and Bilbao. On the evening of 25 Feb. an airline pilot reported observing an ash plume at 6.3 km altitude. Read more...
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