Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Tungurahua webcams / live data | Reports
Tungurahua volcano videos
Tungurahua volcano books
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:
Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 15:55
The volcano remains calm. Both internal and external activity have been decreasing, IG reported in its latest special report. ...more [read all]
Wed, 6 Feb 2013, 13:57
No significant surface activity has been noted. Seismic activity has decreased overall during the past days, although IGPEN still records some long period earthquakes, that relate to internal fluid movements.
Mon, 4 Feb 2013, 07:39
The volcano's seismic activity remains stable, but elevated with the occurrence of numerous long period events related to fluid movement within the edifice. Bad weather prevented direct observation of surface activity.
Sat, 2 Feb 2013, 06:58
Seismic signal from Tungurahua last night (RETU station, IG)
A steam column rose about 100 m during the afternoon of 31 Jan. Seismic activity remains at moderate levels, with a tendency of a slow increase. During 1 Feb, IG counted 40 long-period and one volcanic-tectonic quake.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 07:04
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Numerous small volcanic earthquakes and continuous weak tremor are being recorded and there seems to be a slow increase over time as a sign that the volcano could erupt again soon. IGPEN characterizes the level of activity as "moderate".
Mon, 28 Jan 2013, 14:54
Internal unrest continues in the form of moderate seismic activity including numerous long period events (72 during 26-28 Jan) and tremor pulses (3). Probable gas and steam emissions could not be observed due to cloud cover.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013, 16:20
Steam column from Tungurahua volcano in the afternoon of 24 Jan 2013
A new phase of activity could be in the making. In its latest special bulletin, IG reports an increase of earthquakes, steaming and some minor ash emissions that have taken place during the past days. ...more [read all]
Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 10:57
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua, an example when the volcano is calm (RETU station, IG)
The volcano remains calm with only few tiny earthquakes visible. Lahars generated by rain remobilizing loose deposits remain a major hazard inside drainages around the volcano.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 09:22
Seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Activity has remained low. Small earthquakes and weak tremor continue to be recorded with an increase visible on the most recent seismogram.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 09:41
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Over the past week, the volcano has continued to calmed down a lot, but remains active. IG reports weak ash emissions and light ash fall in Choglontus and El Manzano on 10 Jan. ...more
Wed, 2 Jan 2013, 09:22
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Activity has calmed down, but occasional explosions still occur, sometimes accompanied by loud bangs and shock waves such as on 17:53 local time on 31 Dec. ...more

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: