Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increase in activity, near continuous ash emissions
Tue, 17 Nov 2015, 15:2115:21 PM | BY: T
The activity of the volcano has increased during the past days. Near-continuous explosive eruptions at the summit crater have been creating ash plumes that rose up to 3 km and drifted into westerly directions. Up to 2 mm of fresh ash fall occurred in areas up to 10-20 km west of the volcano. Incandescent bombs were seen ejected during the explosions as well.
Ash venting at Tungurahua volcano last night (IGEPN webcam)
The ash falls already started to cause significant damage to infrastructure (roads, buildings) and farmland. In particular, fields in the village of Choglontus located only 6 km southwest of the summit have almost completely been destroyed by the ash.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:05
The volcano continues to produce intermittent mild explosions with ash emissions that produce columns that rise up to approx 1 km. ... Read all