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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:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update

Tuesday Dec 18, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Tungurahua volcano seen on 17 Dec (IG)
Tungurahua volcano seen on 17 Dec (IG)
During last night and early today explosions and volcanic tremor continued to be recorded. Pulsating lava fountains and strong strombolian-type ejections of incandescent blocks were observed at night with fountains reaching a height of 1 km and bombs landing on the upper cone. In the morning, a small small pyroclastic flow descended through the gorge of La Hacienda.
Occasionally, roars of varying intensity were heard. A dark ash column rises about 1.5 km and drifts westward.
Previous news
Thermal image of Tungurahua on 8am on 17 Dec (image: S. Vallejo - IGEPN)
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
During the night 16-17 Dec, some strong explosions occurred that could be heard as far as Pillaro and Salcedo. Medium to strong levels of tremor and emission signals were recorded on the seismographs. Incandescent blocks were seen ejected about 200 m above the crater and landing on the upper flanks. ... [more]
Explosion with pyroclastic flows down at 05:53 (local time) on 16 December. Source M. Yepez (IGEPN)
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
Following the first explosion on Friday, the volcano has entered a second violent phase of activity on Sunday. Numerous explosions have occurred in the morning of Sunday with ash rising up to 8 km above the crater. Small pyroclastic flows have descended the flanks and partly heavy ash fall has been affecting nearby areas. Combined with rainfall the fresh ash deposits have a dangerous potential to generate lahars in drainages surrounding the volcano. ... [more]
Explosion on 14 Dec 2012
Friday, Dec 14, 2012
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. [more]
Seismic signal from RETU station on 14 Dec (IG)
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]
Current seismic signal from RETU station (IG)
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
Activity remains low at the volcano which is almost constantly covered in clouds. ... [more]

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