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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:
Sat, 21 Nov 2015, 06:11
Effects of recent ash falls in Cotaló and Pillate (images: IGEPN)
Today and yesterday, the activity at the volcano has been lower and emissions much reduced, after a phase of near continuous degassing and ash venting, producing columns of up to 3 km height during 18-19 Nov. ...more
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 15:21
Ash venting at Tungurahua volcano last night (IGEPN webcam)
The activity of the volcano has increased during the past days. Near-continuous explosive eruptions at the summit crater have been creating ash plumes that rose up to 3 km and drifted into westerly directions. Up to 2 mm of fresh ash fall occurred in areas up to 10-20 km west of the volcano. Incandescent bombs were seen ejected during the explosions as well. ...more
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:05
Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday evening
The volcano continues to produce intermittent mild explosions with ash emissions that produce columns that rise up to approx 1 km. ...more
Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 10:34
Eruption at Tungurahua volcano yesterday
Mild to moderate ash emissions, with ash plumes rising 1-2 km above the crater, have become more frequent over the past days, suggesting the volcano's activity has started to picking up. An explosion at 04:33 yesterday morning was seen ejecting incandescent material that rolled down the western flank to up to 1 km distance. ...more
Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 17:17
Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday
Intermittent weak ash emissions from the volcano have been observed during the past days.
Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 11:05
IG reported moderate-to-high seismic activity at Tungurahua during 30 September-6 October, characterized by long-period events, volcano-tectonic events, and signals indicating emissions. ...more
Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 06:57
Seismogram of Tungurahua's BMAS station showing the tremor that began at 03h05 (TL) and was followed by five explosions (05h57, 06h26, 07h02, 07h52 and 09h44)
Activity at the volcano increased since Tuesday (25 Aug), the volcano observatory reported. ...more
Sun, 5 Jul 2015, 10:31
Ash emissions from Tungurahua on 3 July
New ash explosions took place at the volcano the day before yesterday (3 July), generating a plume that rose approx. 1 km above the summit and caused light ash fall on the western slope. ...more
Sun, 3 May 2015, 23:12
Explosion at Tungurahua on 27 April 2015 (IGEPN)
Intermittent small explosions and ash emissions continue to occur from the volcano. However, its overall activity has been decreasing during the past weeks and the scenario of a larger eruption, which had been expected in early April, has been becoming more unlikely now. ...more
Mon, 20 Apr 2015, 10:30
Steam and ash plume from Tungurahua this morning
Over the past week, activity has remained at moderate levels with small to medium-sized ash emissions, but no larger explosions so far. The largest occurred on the afternoon of 15 April, when ash plumes rose to up to 3 km above the volcano.
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