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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)
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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:

Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 11:14
Current seismic recording from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Activity is at moderate levels, characterized by relatively infrequent and small ash explosions. ...more [read all]
Sat, 19 Oct 2013, 06:51
Small pyroclastic flow on the upper slope on 15 Oct (image: Pat. Mothes, IGPEN)
The eruptive phase that had started on 6 Oct, after a quiet interval of 3 months, continues to increase. The volcano observatory reports ash columns rising up to 3 km above the crater and the first occurrence (so far) small pyroclastic flows. ...more [read all]
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 10:55
Activity has been constant and slowly increasing. Strombolian explosions produce a column of gas and ash rising about 1 km, mostly driting west and north. Light ash fall has been reported from Penipe and Choglontus, and to the north, in Runtún. Near the volcano, constant rumbling is heard.
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 14:27
IGPEN reports no significant changes in the ongoing eruption, dominated by strombolian activity. Glowing blocks were seen rolling down for 1 km from the crater and there were sporadic cannon-shot explosions. A steam and ash plume rose to up to approx. 2 km height above the crater and caused ash fall in the areas of Mocha, Quero, Tisaleo and (a bit) in Mandur.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 13:50
This morning's seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Continuous strombolian eruptions of fluctuating intensity are observed. This and the presence of a relatively large SO2 plume indicate that the volcano currently has an open conduit allowing fresh magma from deeper storage areas to rise quickly.
SO2 plume from Tungurahua volcano (NOAA)
Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 07:09
Activity has been comparably mild with strombolian explosions of varying size, steam and ash emissions causing some ash fall in nearby areas.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 18:29
Strombolian activity of Tungurahua today (OVT/IGEPN)
The increase of activity continues. The Ecuadorian Instituto Geofísico (IGPEN) reported that seismic and visual activity increased since Sunday. The volcano currently produces mild to moderate strombolian activity, ejecting fresh lava bombs onto the upper slopes of the summit cone. ...more [read all]
Wed, 9 Oct 2013, 16:56
This morning's seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
A new eruption occurred in the evening of 7 Oct, following an increase in seismic activity. An explosion with a cannon-shot noise ejected blocks that rolled down the flanks and caused light ash fall in Choglontus. A steam and ash column rose to 1 km above the crater during the night.
Sat, 5 Oct 2013, 13:39
View of Tungurahua's inner crater (P. Ramón, IG-EPN)
Activity has been low. During an overflight on 20 Sep, IGPEN staff measured the diameter of the inner crater to be slightly larger (230 m) than compared to August, likely as a result of landslides from its walls. ...more
Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 09:30
Current seismic recording from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
The volcano observatory reports a change in activity, which could herald a new eruptive phase in the near future. Starting from yesterday at approximately 17:00 (local time), increased steaming and gas emissions were visible, producing a column reaching about 1 km height. Incandescence in the crater area could be detected at night as well. ...more [read all]

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