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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

Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 10:01
10:01 AM | BY: T
Ash column rising from Tungurahua this morning
Ash column rising from Tungurahua this morning
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Activity remains elevated. The volcano emits a constant ash and steam column rising up to 4-5 km, and has strong individual explosions with loud detonations like cannon-shots.
Depending on the wind direction, ash falls, in parts heavy, have been occurring in particular in the sectors north of the volcano and reached as far as the capital Quito.
Previous news
Mon, 3 Feb 2014, 18:45
Activity at the volcano continues at similar levels as yesterday with intermittent small to moderately large explosions, producing ash plumes of up to 4 km height. ... read all
Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 09:56
Strong explosion at Tungurahua and a pyroclastic flow this morning
A strong phase of activity (a paroxysm) occurred yesterday afternoon, with a series of powerful vulcanian explosions, that produced an ash plume surpassing 40,000 ft (13 km) altitude, heavy tephra fall and pyroclastic flows to up to approx 8 km length. ... read all
Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 20:52
Ash eruption at Tungurahua volcano this evening
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: ... read all
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

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