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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Tungurahua volcano eruptions:
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:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS SEEN IN WEBCAM IMAGERY.

Thursday Nov 17, 2016 15:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX24 at 15:26 UTC, 17/11/16 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161117/1524Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: TUNGURAHUA
352080
PSN: S0128 W07826

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 16480 FT [5023
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2016/089

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO
WEB
CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS SEEN IN WEBCAM IMAGERY.

OBS VA
DTG: 17/1445Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL165 045/5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/2100Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
18/0300Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/0900Z

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE LOW. LIGHT
VA EMS SEEN IN
WEBCAM IMAGERY BUT NOT SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY.
MODEL WINDS
SUGGESTS MOV TO THE S/SW. ...WHISNANT

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20161117/2130Z

Previous news
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Tungurahua volcano in apparent calm on 31 May 2016 (image: S. Mr. Aguaiza, OVT-IGEPN).
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]
Strong explosion from Tungurahua yesterday evening; a small pyroclastic flow can be seen departing from the base of the eruption column.
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]
Explosion at Tungurahua yesterday morning (image: EDUfoto / facebook.com/edufoto.org)
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]
Strombolian eruption at Tungurahua on 2 March (photo: E. Gaunt - OVTIGEPN)
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]

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