Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): intermittent ash emissions
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:0517:05 PM | BY: T
The volcano continues to produce intermittent mild explosions with ash emissions that produce columns that rise up to approx 1 km.
Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday evening
from the latest Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4-10 November 2015:
"IG reported high seismic activity at Tungurahua during 4-10 November, characterized by long-period events, volcano-tectonic events, an explosion, and signals indicating emissions; cloud cover often prevented visual observations.
When occasionally visible, steam, gas, and ash plumes rose as high as 700 m, and drifted W, NE, and E. On 7 November a lahar in Chontapamba carried blocks 1 m in diameter and caused a road closure between Baños and Penipe. Nighttime crater incandescence was visible during 8-9 November, and ash fell in Choglontús, Manzano, and Palitahua on 9 November."
Mon, 26 Oct 2015, 10:34
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. ... Read all