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Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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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.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador), activity update: new eruption on 4 February 2012

Sunday Feb 05, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) produced a sudden strong ash explosion yesterday (4 Feb 2012) morning at 05:50 local time, following an increase in seismic activity recorded since around 04:30. The eruption lasted about 5 minutes and produced a plume rising to about 7-8 km altitude and drifting NE and later SE. Ash fall occurred in Baños, Juive, Runtún, Pillate, San Juan and Cotaló.
More ash eruptions have occurred over the following day and 3 small pyroclastic flows were reported. Authorities have raised the alert level to orange and opened emergency shelters for residents of the communities of Cusúa, Bilbao und Penipe located in the most vulnerable areas on the N and W flanks of the volcano.
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Previous news
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
IG reported a new episode of activity and increased seismicity from Tungurahua during 11-17 January. On 12 January ashfall was reported in Manzano (8 km SW), Cahuají (8 km SW), and Choglontus (13 km WSW). ... [more]
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
IG reported a decrease in activity from Tungurahua during 4-10 January. ... [more]
Monday, Dec 19, 2011
Tungurahua volcano's activity has calmed down. Since 9 December, its activity has consisted only of steaming. No larger explosions or pyroclastic flows have been observed, the Ecuadorian Geohpysical Institute reports in its latest bulletin. Gas measurements show a significant decrease in SO2 emission and deformation shows no indication of new magma rising in the conduit. [more]
Sunday, Dec 04, 2011
After a few days with constant, but minor ash emission, the intensity of Tungurahua's eruption has increased during the night between Friday and Saturday (2-3 Dec), IGEPN from Quito reports. ... [more]
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011
Tungurahua, Equador´s most active volcano and one of its most dangerous ones, has started a new eruption. Hundreds of people living in nearby villages have been evacuated. ... [more]

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