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Tungurahua volcano
Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EM RPRT AT 04/1230Z

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017 14:15 PM |

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

FVXX24 at 14:02 UTC, 04/10/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171004/1400Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: TUNGURAHUA
352080
PSN: S0128 W07826

AREA: ECUADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 16480 FT [5023
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
GUAYAQUIL MWO. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EM RPRT AT
04/1230Z

OBS VA DTG: 04/1345Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM
SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL240 090/10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/2000Z

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 05/0200Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/0800Z

RMK: MWO RPRT EM
TO FL240 AT 04/1230Z BUT VA NOT
SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY UNDER PTLY CLDY
WX
CONDITIONS. AREA WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED.
...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: NO
FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Thursday, Nov 17, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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