Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) update: strombolian activity
Sat, 5 Apr 2014, 12:0512:05 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity at Tungurahua volcano observed during the early morning of April 5, 2014. Source : F. Vásconez - OVT / IGEPN
The violent vent-clearing explosion on Friday evening has been followed by mild to moderate near-continuous strombolian activity.
View of the volcano this evening - steam and ash column is rising from the crater at the top (IGPEN webcam)
Seismic activity decreased from about 23:00 (local time) 4 April, but remains still at levels considered high with a near-constant tremor signal suggesting the continuous rise of magma to the crater of the volcano.
The observatory reported ejections of incandescent blocks that landed on the upper outer flanks and a steady steam and ash column rising 1-2 km. No significant ash fall occurred since Friday's eruption.
Sat, 5 Apr 2014, 07:46
The volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase yesterday evening. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 18:10 (local time) and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the cone. ... read all
Thu, 3 Apr 2014, 07:09
The volcano continues to be restless with moderate seismic activity. Short emissions occurred occasionally during the past days, but most of them were inferred by seismic signals and could not be observed directly due to cloud cover. read all
Sat, 8 Mar 2014, 08:13
The volcano could be entering another eruptive phase in the near future, the latest report of IGPEN suggests. After a relatively calm week, a number of small to moderate explosions occurred again during 5-6 March. ... read all
Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 18:10
Activity has decreased at the volcano. IGPEN characterizes it still as moderate, but there have been no new significant explosions. ... read all
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 09:54
The volcano had a short burst of activity on 26 Feb, producing a series of moderate explosions and small pyroclastic flows reaching up to 400 m on the northern and northwestern flanks. Ash plumes rose up to 2.5 km above the crater. Since then, the volcano has been mostly quiet and only had minor emissions. read all