Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 16:18IG 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.
Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 21:30
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.
Tue, 20 May 2008, 11:49After 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.
Thu, 6 Mar 2008, 13:18
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
Thu, 21 Feb 2008, 11:33Ash and steam-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua were rosing to altitudes of 6-9 km a.s.l. during 12-19 February and drifted mainly NW, W, and NE. During 12-13 and 16 February, incandescence at the summit was ...more
Wed, 6 Feb 2008, 21:39
Ash plumes were spotted and rose to altitudes of 5.5-9 km during 23-29 January.
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: increase in frequency and size of explosions, evacuations
Mon, 7 Jan 2008, 14:11Tungurahua volcano's activity has been increasing over the past days. The Ecuadorian Insititute of Geophysics (IG) reports an increase in the frequency and size of ash explosions. IG interprets the present style of activity as related to constant degassing in an open-conduit system filled with vicsous magma. Sronger explosions alternate with near-constant emissions of gas and ash. ...more