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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

Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 20:52
20:52 PM | BY: T
Ash eruption at Tungurahua volcano this evening
Ash eruption at Tungurahua volcano this evening
Explosion this morning (yesterday in Ecuador)
Explosion this morning (yesterday in Ecuador)
Activity continues at the volcano. Several relatively strong ash emissions occurred during the past 12 hours, producing ash plumes rising 2-3 km above the volcano to estimated 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude and drifting SE:

The volcano observatory reports frequent small explosions and visible incandescent material.
Previous news
Thu, 30 Jan 2014, 18:37
Current seismic recording from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
A new eruptive phase has begun at the volcano. Since the early morning today, the seismic network detected an increase in earthquakes including signals of small explosions and long-period events and tremor typical for internal fluid movements (gasses and magma). ... read all
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 11:14
Current seismic recording from Tungurahua (RETU station, IGPEN)
Activity is at moderate levels, characterized by relatively infrequent and small ash explosions. ... read all
Sat, 19 Oct 2013, 06:51
Small pyroclastic flow on the upper slope on 15 Oct (image: Pat. Mothes, IGPEN)
The eruptive phase that had started on 6 Oct, after a quiet interval of 3 months, continues to increase. The volcano observatory reports ash columns rising up to 3 km above the crater and the first occurrence (so far) small pyroclastic flows. ... read all
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 10:55
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. ... read all
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

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