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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) 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.

Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: powerful eruptions

Mon, 2 May 2011, 19:28
19:28 PM |
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has entered a phase of intense eruptions, producing ash clouds of more than 3 km height and showering the upper slopes of the volcano with incandescent bombs. Significant ash fall is occurring in the downwind areas of the volcano, and an exclusion zone has been established around the volcano.
Previous news
Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 08:00
Tunguarahua continues to be very active. Frequent explosions produce ash plumes rising several kilometers, causig ash fall in the surrounding villages. ... read all
Sun, 13 Jun 2010, 16:13
Since yesterday, the intensity and frequency of explosions as well as seismicity from Tungurahua volcano has been decreasing, the Geophysical Insitute of Ecuador reports. ... read all
Thu, 3 Jun 2010, 05:41
Tungurahua continues to produce violen explosions with ash plumes rising to 7-9 km. ... read all
Sat, 29 May 2010, 15:19
Tungurahua volcano erupted violently on 08h47 local time on May 28, 2010, producing an vulcanian-style ash plume rising about 10 km above the crater and drifting SW until the Gulf of Guayaquil. The flanks of the volcano were showered with incandescent bombs, and ballistic projectiles fell into inhabited areas such as Chonglontus, Manzano and Yuibug on the W and SW slopes. ... read all
Tue, 10 Mar 2009, 13:40
In the time of 24 February to 3rd March strong eruptions & explosions were reported, that threw out ash to altitudes of 10 km and blocks were rolling down the volcano. ... read all

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