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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)Tungurahua webcams / live data
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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:
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increase in activity, near continuous ash emissions
Tuesday Nov 17, 2015 15:21 PM | BY: T
Ash venting at Tungurahua volcano last night (IGEPN webcam)
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.
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.
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015
The volcano continues to produce intermittent mild explosions with ash emissions that produce columns that rise up to approx 1 km. ...
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. ...
Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
Intermittent weak ash emissions from the volcano have been observed during the past days.
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. ...
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Activity at the volcano increased since Tuesday (25 Aug), the volcano observatory reported. ...
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