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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Tungurahua webcams / live data
| ReportsTungurahua volcano videosTungurahua volcano booksTungurahua 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.Last earthquakes nearby
Latest satellite images
Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 17:16
Activity continues an overall decreasing trend. The volcano has occasional explosions and ash emissions, typically 4-5 per day, which cause light ash fall, mostly in Pillate, Tisaleo and El Manzano to the S and SW. In between such emissions, the volcano is calm. Seismic activity is still significant, but also seems to be decreasing, the latest IGPEN report mentions. ...more
Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 17:03
Ash explosion from Tungurahua this morning
Activity remains at moderate to high levels according to the Geophysical Institute (but is considerably lower than earlier this year). Occasional explosions produce ash plumes of approx 1-2 km height and light ash fall was reported from the Pillate sector yesterday.
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 17:22
Explosion from Tungurahua yesterday evening
Overall, the volcano's visible activity has continued to decrease with fewer and weaker explosions, although seismic activity remains moderate to high. The strongest explosion in the past days was one yesterday evening that produced an ash column rising 3 km, a powerful cannon-shot explosion sound. Bombs fell around the crater at distances of 500 m.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 09:02
After the major eruptions on 1 Feb, the volcano continued to produce frequent (comparably) smaller explosions of strombolian to vulcanian type, sometime causing small pyroclastic flows. Ash falls have been mainly affecting areas in Penipe, south of the volcano. During the past days, activity has been decreasing overall. ...more
Mon, 10 Feb 2014, 11:10
Activity of the volcano remains intense, but the style of the eruption has changed towards near continuous ash emissions as opposed to discrete, but potentially much more violent explosions. The ash plume still rises up to 4 km above Tungurahua's summit at times. ...more
Thu, 6 Feb 2014, 16:41
Ash plume from an explosion of Tungurahua this afternoon
The volcano continues to be very active with frequent explosions that eject incandescent lava to several hundred meters height and ash plumes rising up to 3-4 km above the summit. ...more
Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 10:01
Ash column rising from Tungurahua this morning
Activity remains elevated. The volcano emits a constant ash and steam column rising up to 4-5 km, and has strong individual explosions with loud detonations like cannon-shots. ...more
Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 18:45
Activity at the volcano continues at similar levels as yesterday with intermittent small to moderately large explosions, producing ash plumes of up to 4 km height. ...more
Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 09:56
Strong explosion at Tungurahua and a pyroclastic flow this morning
A strong phase of activity (a paroxysm) occurred yesterday afternoon, with a series of powerful vulcanian explosions, that produced an ash plume surpassing 40,000 ft (13 km) altitude, heavy tephra fall and pyroclastic flows to up to approx 8 km length. ...more
Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 20:52
Ash eruption at Tungurahua volcano this evening
Activity continues at the volcano. Several relatively strong ash emissions occurred during the past 12 hours, producing ash plumes rising 2-3 km above the volcano to estimated 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifting SE: ...more
Thu, 30 Jan 2014, 18:37
Current seismic recording from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
A new eruptive phase has begun at the volcano. Since the early morning today, the seismic network detected an increase in earthquakes including signals of small explosions and long-period events and tremor typical for internal fluid movements (gasses and magma). ...more
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