Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): intense strombolian activity

Fri, 4 Mar 2016, 11:46
11:46 AM | BY: T
Strombolian eruption at Tungurahua on 2 March (photo: E. Gaunt - OVTIGEPN)
Strombolian eruption at Tungurahua on 2 March (photo: E. Gaunt - OVTIGEPN)
The volcano is in a phase of mild to moderate strombolian activity. Incandescent bombs are ejected to the upper slopes of the volcano, generating avalanches. Ash plumes rise up to a few km above the crater and drift mostly in westerly directions.
Apparently, the large vent-clearing explosion on 27 Feb has opened the conduit to allow a sustained slow rise of magma and more gradual release of gas pressure in small discrete explosions (= strombolian activity).
In its latest report, IGEPN published a series of remarkable photos taken during cloud-free periods at night.

Previous news

Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 09:04
Ash/steam emission from Tungurahua yesterday
Ash emissions have continued after the powerful vent-clearing explosion on Sunday (27 Feb). During brief periods when cloud cover lifted, a steam-and ash column was seen rising 1,500 meters above the crater and heading west. Read all
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