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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Tungurahua webcams / live data
| ReportsTungurahua volcano videosTungurahua volcano booksTungurahua 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.Last earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update
Tuesday Feb 04, 2014 10:01 AM | BY: T
Ash column rising from Tungurahua this morning
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.
Monday, Feb 03, 2014
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. ...
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
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. ...
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
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: ...
Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
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). ...
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
Activity is at moderate levels, characterized by relatively infrequent and small ash explosions. ...
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