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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

Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 10:55
10:55 AM | BY: T
Activity has been constant and slowly increasing. Strombolian explosions produce a column of gas and ash rising about 1 km, mostly driting west and north. Light ash fall has been reported from Penipe and Choglontus, and to the north, in Runtún. Near the volcano, constant rumbling is heard.
Previous news
Tue, 15 Oct 2013, 14:27
IGPEN reports no significant changes in the ongoing eruption, dominated by strombolian activity. Glowing blocks were seen rolling down for 1 km from the crater and there were sporadic cannon-shot explosions. A steam and ash plume rose to up to approx. 2 km height above the crater and caused ash fall in the areas of Mocha, Quero, Tisaleo and (a bit) in Mandur. ... read all
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 13:50
This morning's seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Continuous strombolian eruptions of fluctuating intensity are observed. This and the presence of a relatively large SO2 plume indicate that the volcano currently has an open conduit allowing fresh magma from deeper storage areas to rise quickly. ... read all
Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 07:09
Activity has been comparably mild with strombolian explosions of varying size, steam and ash emissions causing some ash fall in nearby areas. ... read all
Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 18:29
Strombolian activity of Tungurahua today (OVT/IGEPN)
The increase of activity continues. The Ecuadorian Instituto Geofísico (IGPEN) reported that seismic and visual activity increased since Sunday. The volcano currently produces mild to moderate strombolian activity, ejecting fresh lava bombs onto the upper slopes of the summit cone. ... read all
Wed, 9 Oct 2013, 16:56
This morning's seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
A new eruption occurred in the evening of 7 Oct, following an increase in seismic activity. An explosion with a cannon-shot noise ejected blocks that rolled down the flanks and caused light ash fall in Choglontus. A steam and ash column rose to 1 km above the crater during the night. ... read all

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