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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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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 (?)
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Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increase in activity

Monday Oct 26, 2015 10:34 AM | BY: T

Eruption at Tungurahua volcano yesterday
Eruption at Tungurahua volcano yesterday
Mild to moderate ash emissions, with ash plumes rising 1-2 km above the crater, have become more frequent over the past days, suggesting the volcano's activity has started to picking up. An explosion at 04:33 yesterday morning was seen ejecting incandescent material that rolled down the western flank to up to 1 km distance.
Light ash fall occurred later in Chacauco, Cotaló and Manzano. The ash was reported to be black and red in color and sugary in grain size. The first (color) suggest that it is from new magma (as opposed to typically gray-brown colored ash from pulverized older rock). The volcano observatory also reported an increase in seismic activity associated with fluid movements.
One possibility is that the volcano (after all, one of the world's most active ones) enters a more vigorous phase of activity in the near future, as often occurred in the past.
Previous news
Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Intermittent weak ash emissions from the volcano have been observed during the past days. [more]
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
IG reported moderate-to-high seismic activity at Tungurahua during 30 September-6 October, characterized by long-period events, volcano-tectonic events, and signals indicating emissions. ... [more]
Seismogram of Tungurahua's BMAS station showing the tremor that began at 03h05 (TL) and was followed by five explosions (05h57, 06h26, 07h02, 07h52 and 09h44)
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Activity at the volcano increased since Tuesday (25 Aug), the volcano observatory reported. ... [more]
Ash emissions from Tungurahua on 3 July
Sunday, Jul 05, 2015
New ash explosions took place at the volcano the day before yesterday (3 July), generating a plume that rose approx. 1 km above the summit and caused light ash fall on the western slope. ... [more]
Explosion at Tungurahua on 27 April 2015 (IGEPN)
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Intermittent small explosions and ash emissions continue to occur from the volcano. However, its overall activity has been decreasing during the past weeks and the scenario of a larger eruption, which had been expected in early April, has been becoming more unlikely now. ... [more]

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