Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Fri, 24 Feb 2012, 11:05
Eruption of Tungurahua volcano on 23 Feb, 2012 at around 18h00 local time (photo courtesy: G. Viracucha - IGEPN)
Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 06:27
Activity at Tungurahua continues with increased level of seismic activity, visible glow at the crater and occasional ash eruptions.
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: continuing crater glow from crater and steam and ash emissions
Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 06:25Activity at Tungurahua continues with increased level of seismic activity. Episodes of constant harmonic tremor were detected on 16 and 22 February. Steam and ash emissions were noted on 17-18 and 21 February rising to6 km (19, 500 ft) altitude a.s.l. Glow from the crater is visible at night.
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: strong ash explosions, plumes to 7-8 km altitude, pyroclastic flows
Tue, 7 Feb 2012, 00:01
IG reported an explosion of Tungurahua on 4 February with an explosion that produced roaring heard 14 km NW in Palitahua and Guadalupe. On 4 February an ash plume rose to altitudes of 7-8 km above the crater and drifted NE; lapilli fall was reported in Baños (9 km N), Pillate (7 km W), and Juive (7 km NNW). IG staff aboard a commercial flight on 4 February observed an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 1 km above the crater and drifted W. Ashfall and roaring noises were reported in Baños, Pillate, Juive, Pondoa (8 km N), Pelileo ( about 7 km NW), Guadalupe, Cevallos (23 km NW), and Patate (NW). Read more... read all
Sun, 5 Feb 2012, 00:01Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) produced a sudden strong ash explosion yesterday (4 Feb 2012) morning at 05:50 local time, following an increase in seismic activity recorded since around 04:30. The eruption lasted about 5 minutes and produced a plume rising to about 7-8 km altitude and drifting NE and later SE. Ash fall occurred in Baños, Juive, Runtún, Pillate, San Juan and Cotaló. Read more...
Thu, 19 Jan 2012, 00:01
IG reported a new episode of activity and increased seismicity from Tungurahua during 11-17 January. On 12 January ashfall was reported in Manzano (8 km SW), Cahuají (8 km SW), and Choglontus (13 km WSW). Read more... read all
Fri, 13 Jan 2012, 00:01IG reported a decrease in activity from Tungurahua during 4-10 January. Read more... read all