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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 (?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): intermittent ash emissions

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015 17:05 PM | BY: T

Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday evening
Ash emission from Tungurahua yesterday evening
The volcano continues to produce intermittent mild explosions with ash emissions that produce columns that rise up to approx 1 km.
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."
Previous news
Eruption at Tungurahua volcano yesterday
Monday, Oct 26, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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