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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 (?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

latest (2017) ... | Sep-Dec 2012 | Aug 2012 | | Mar-Jul 2012 | Jan-Feb 2012 | 2011 | archive
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 09:39
Seismogramm RETU station 29 July (IGN)
Seismic data suggest a phase of increased activity occurred at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador on 29 July, but there are no recent reports of new ash emissions. At the moment, the seismicity is rather calm.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:05
Webcam image of the explosion on the morning of 24 July
Small explosive activity persists at Tunguarahua volcano. ...more
Wed, 20 Jun 2012, 10:05
On 13 June ash plumes rose 2-2.5 km above the crater and drifted NE and N. Ashfall was reported in Cusúa (8 km NW) and Bilbao (8 km W). An explosion the next day caused windows to vibrate in areas 8 km SW and N. Steam plumes rose 0.5-2 km above the crater during 16-18 June. Windows in Manzano (8 km SW) vibrated during 18-19 June, and ashfall was reported in Palitagua, Runtún (6 km NNE), and Choglontús (SW).
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 10:05
On 7 June lahars traveled SW down the Mapayacu drainage, carrying blocks 10-20 cm in diameter. Lahars also descended the Achupashal (NW) and El Confesionario (WSW) drainages, causing a temporary closure of the Baños-Penipe highway. ...more
Wed, 6 Jun 2012, 10:05
On 30 May gas-and-ash plumes rose from the crater and ash fell on the upper flanks. The next day gas-and-ash plumes rose 200 m above the crater and drifted W. ...more
Tue, 5 Jun 2012, 10:05
Ash plume of Tungurahua on 4 June 2012 (IG)
Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico (IG) reported an increase in tremor at Tungurahua volcano associated with a new phase of ash venting starting on 3 June evening and continuing into the morning of 4 June. Ash plumes were drifting NW and NE and producing light ash fall.
Fri, 1 Jun 2012, 10:05
IG reported that during 23-24 May gas-and-ash plumes from Tungurahua drifted SW, W, and NW. Ashfall was reported in Mapayacu (SW), Puela (8 km SW), Manzano (8 km SW), Cahuají (8 km SW), and Riobamba (30 km S). ...more [read all]
Thu, 24 May 2012, 09:38
On 16 May a steam-and-gas plume drifted W and lahars descended the W flank. On 18 May ashfall was reported in Manzano (8 km SW), Choglontus (SW), Chontapamba (W), Yuibug, Puela (8 km SW), and high in the Mapayacu drainage (SW). ...more [read all]
Thu, 17 May 2012, 10:05
IG reported that during 9-15 May visual observations of Tungurahua were often limited due to cloud cover. ...more [read all]
Tue, 8 May 2012, 10:05
Explosions were heard in Baños on 2 May and ashfall was reported in Pillate (7 km W) the next day. ...more [read all]

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