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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: stronger eruptions since Friday night

Sunday Dec 04, 2011 08:07 AM |

After a few days with constant, but minor ash emission, the intensity of Tungurahua's eruption has increased during the night between Friday and Saturday (2-3 Dec), IGEPN from Quito reports.
Explosions produced ash plumes rising 3-5 km above the crater and produced small pyroclastic flows of app. 500 m length on the western flank. Ejections of incandescent lava blocks to up to 1 km distance were observed. Ash fall is occurring in nearby villages, inclucing Palitahua, Runtún, Cusúa, Pillate and Juive. Strong explosion sounds are heard in Baños, Cusúa, Runtún and Pillate, where shock waves rattle doors and windows.
The lack of rain has (so-far) prevented the formation of dangerous mud flows (lahars).
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Tungurahua volcano (Equador): New eruption with pyroclastic flows

Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 21:37 PM | BY: TS

Tungurahua, Equador´s most active volcano and one of its most dangerous ones, has started a new eruption. Hundreds of people living in nearby villages have been evacuated.
The eruption is explosive and huge clouds of ash and hot gas rising up to an altitude of aprox. 4 km.
It has also produced pyrocalstic flows (avalanches of hot gas, ash and blocks of hot lava) that were travelling about 500 m to northwestern flanks of the volcano.
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Previous news
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Strong explosive activity continues at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, producing ash plumes of 1-3 km height, and causing significant ashfall in nearby areas and as far as 31 km downwind to the NW. ... [more]
Monday, May 02, 2011
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. [more]
Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010
Tunguarahua continues to be very active. Frequent explosions produce ash plumes rising several kilometers, causig ash fall in the surrounding villages. [more]
Sunday, Jun 13, 2010
Since yesterday, the intensity and frequency of explosions as well as seismicity from Tungurahua volcano has been decreasing, the Geophysical Insitute of Ecuador reports. [more]
Thursday, Jun 03, 2010
Tungurahua continues to produce violen explosions with ash plumes rising to 7-9 km. ... [more]

 

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