Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): ongoing explosions and ash emissions

Wed, 9 Mar 2016, 13:13
13:13 PM | BY: T
Strong explosion from Tungurahua yesterday evening; a small pyroclastic flow can be seen departing from the base of the eruption column.
Strong explosion from Tungurahua yesterday evening; a small pyroclastic flow can be seen departing from the base of the eruption column.
The activity remains very elevated at the volcano. During yesterday and the night, several more explosions occurred ejecting incandescent material that produced glowing avalanches of up to 1500 length mainly on the western and northwestern flanks.
The ash plume continues to reach up to 30-32,000 ft (9-10 km) altitude and drifts SSE, Washington VAAC reports.

Previous news

Tue, 8 Mar 2016, 16:31
Explosion at Tungurahua yesterday morning (image: EDUfoto / facebook.com/edufoto.org)
The activity of the volcano has strongly increased since last weekend - a new surge of magma has been arriving at the summit vent and is producing a violent eruption from the summit crater. Its climax so far occurred this morning, at 07:51 local time, when a powerful explosion generated an eruption column that rose approx. 6 km above the crater and reached an altitude of estimated 36,000 ft (11 km). Pyroclastic flows (generated by partial column collapse) descended over 2000 m towards the Mandur and Achupashal areas. ... Read all
Fri, 4 Mar 2016, 11:46
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. ... Read all
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