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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 (?)
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tue, 30 Apr 2013, 16:02
Eruptive activity remains strong with ash emissions interrupted by strong vulcanian-type explosions. An explosion at 18h30 local time the day before yesterday produced an ash plume rising 5 km above the crater, and ejected incandescent blocks to 400 m distance from the crater. ...more
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 10:23
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Following the initial explosions and ash emissions on Saturday, a significant new eruptive phase has started at the volcano. ...more [read all]
Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 10:42
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
After a brief pause of just over a month, new eruptive activity has started in the form of gas and ash emissions, accompanied by many small earthquakes and weak tremor pulses. The activity caused light ash fall in areas near the volcano, in particular Juive Grande. ...more
Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 15:22
Activity (both internal and external) has remained low.
Sat, 6 Apr 2013, 15:15
Seismic activity has again diminished.
Tue, 2 Apr 2013, 10:15
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Seismic activity continues to increase, mainly dominated by signals corresponding to internal fluid movements. A small earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred in the evening of 31 Mar NW of the volcano and was felt in the sectors of Cusúa, Baños, Pondoa and Juive.
Yesterday's seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Sun, 31 Mar 2013, 12:05
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Seismic activity, including volcanic-tectonic and long period earthquakes have increased in number and magnitudes during the past 2 days, suggesting new magma might have started to rise within the volcano and could herald a new phase of explosive activity soon. ...more
Tue, 26 Mar 2013, 16:31
The volcano has continued to calm down, both internally (seismicity) and externally. IG reported only weak steaming in recent days.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013, 15:20
Activity has remained relatively low. IG reported small explosions seen during the night 19-20 March and emissions of steam and minor ash amounts rising up to about 1 km.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013, 11:05
IG reported that during 13-17 March seismicity at Tungurahua was high. On 13 March ash plumes rose 1-3 km above the crater, and generated ashfall in Choglontús (SW) and Puela (8 km SW). The next day nearly continuous emissions of gas and ash rose 500 m. Explosions produced ash plumes that rose 3 km; ash fell between the Mapayacu (SW) and Rea drainages, and in Choglontús, Cahuají (8 km SW), and El Manzano (8 km SW). Blocks rolled 500 m down the flanks. ...more [read all]

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