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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
: minor activity or eruption warning
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1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000 - ongoing Typical eruption style:
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): sudden strong explosion
Friday Dec 14, 2012 23:47 PM | BY: T
Explosion on 14 Dec 2012
Seismic activity from Tungurahua, RETU station, as of today (IG)
A sudden strong ash explosion occurred at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador today at 14:35 local time. According to local reports, the eruption produced an ash plume rising to 6 km altitude and was visible from Ambato, Riobamba, Pelileo and Patate. The explosion followed an increase in seismicity over the past days.
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Friday, Dec 14, 2012
Numerous small volcanic earthquakes have recently been occurring at Tungurahua volcano. According to Earthquake-report, these likely reflect input of new (hotter) volcanic fluids beneath the cone. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
Activity remains low at the volcano which is almost constantly covered in clouds. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 01, 2012
Seismicity at the volcano remains moderate to low. Direct observations of summit activity are hindered by near constant cloud cover, but there are no indications of recent explosions or ash emissions. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
Visual observations are near impossible due to constant cloud cover, but the seismic activity, described as moderate by IG, does not indicate significant eruptive activity. [more]
Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
A possible small ash emission was reported by VAAC Washington at 14:16 GMT today. No ash is visible on satellite images, and the seismic signal is very quiet with only a few small volcanic earthquakes. [more]
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