Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:
Tungurahua volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM NEAR SUMMIT.
Wednesday Nov 16, 2016 14:45 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX24 at 14:33 UTC, 16/11/16 from KNES
PSN: S0128 W07826
SUMMIT ELEV: 16480 FT [5023
ADVISORY NR: 2016/087
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GUAYAQUIL MWO. GFS
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM NEAR SUMMIT.
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL165 S0128 W07824 - S0135 W07808
W07817 - S0129 W07827 - S0128 W07824 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
16/2000Z SFC/FL165 S0129 W07823
- S0137 W07802 - S0146 W07812 - S0148
S0130 W07825 - S0129 W07823
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0200Z
SFC/FL165 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/0800Z NO ASH EXP
CONFIDENCE HIGH. LGT VA PLUME EXTENDS 6
NM SE OF SUMMIT.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161116/2030Z
Sunday, Jun 05, 2016
The Geophysical Institute warned that a new eruptive phase might be in the making at the volcano, which is one of the world's most active. Geophysical monitoring stations have been recording a significant, steady inflation (swelling) of the volcanic edifice. This is most likely a sign of new magma intruding at shallow depth. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016
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. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016
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. ... [more]
Friday, Mar 04, 2016
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. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
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. ... [more]