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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: occasional ash explosions

Mon, 24 Feb 2014, 17:03
17:03 PM | BY: T
Ash explosion from Tungurahua this morning
Ash explosion from Tungurahua this morning
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Current seismic signal from Tungurahua (RETU station, IG)
Activity remains at moderate to high levels according to the Geophysical Institute (but is considerably lower than earlier this year). Occasional explosions produce ash plumes of approx 1-2 km height and light ash fall was reported from the Pillate sector yesterday.
Previous news
Thu, 20 Feb 2014, 17:22
Explosion from Tungurahua yesterday evening
Overall, the volcano's visible activity has continued to decrease with fewer and weaker explosions, although seismic activity remains moderate to high. The strongest explosion in the past days was one yesterday evening that produced an ash column rising 3 km, a powerful cannon-shot explosion sound. Bombs fell around the crater at distances of 500 m. ... read all
Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 09:02
After the major eruptions on 1 Feb, the volcano continued to produce frequent (comparably) smaller explosions of strombolian to vulcanian type, sometime causing small pyroclastic flows. Ash falls have been mainly affecting areas in Penipe, south of the volcano. During the past days, activity has been decreasing overall. ... read all
Mon, 10 Feb 2014, 11:10
Activity of the volcano remains intense, but the style of the eruption has changed towards near continuous ash emissions as opposed to discrete, but potentially much more violent explosions. The ash plume still rises up to 4 km above Tungurahua's summit at times. read all
Thu, 6 Feb 2014, 16:41
Ash plume from an explosion of Tungurahua this afternoon
The volcano continues to be very active with frequent explosions that eject incandescent lava to several hundred meters height and ash plumes rising up to 3-4 km above the summit. ... read all
Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 10:01
Ash column rising from Tungurahua this morning
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. read all

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