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Satellite image of Tungurahua volcano by (c) Google Earth View
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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 (?)
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Explosive.
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Tungurahua Volcano (Ecuador): constant ash emissions and ash fall

Monday Mar 26, 2012 17:15 PM | BY: T

Eruptive column above Tungurahua volcano reaching about 2 km height and heading towards the northeast. March 26, 2012, 09:30 (local time), L. Troncoso - IGEPN
Eruptive column above Tungurahua volcano reaching about 2 km height and heading towards the northeast. March 26, 2012, 09:30 (local time), L. Troncoso - IGEPN
Tungurahua volcano's activity has been increasing, Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico reports. Throughout the morning of March 26, a constant column of steam and ash was rising from the summit crater, reaching up to 3 km height and drifting towards the northeast, where ash fall occurred. Ash fall was significant in the San Francisco and Black River areas, and mild in Baños, the Ventanas en Runtún, Juive, Pondoa, Puntzán and Cusúa sectors.
Occasional roaring explosion sounds were heard from small to moderate explosive events. Seismic activity remains characterized by volcanic tremor episodes lasting several minutes, interspersed with tremor bursts and long-period events, which are related to fluid movements within the volcano.
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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012
Another series of explosions has occurred early today at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador, the Instituto Geofísico (IG) reports. The eruption was reported to be very noisy and caused minor ash fall in nearby villages, but no damage. ... [more]
Monday, Mar 12, 2012
From about 13:00 (local time) today (12 March), Tungurahua volcano started erupting a constant column of steam and ash. At the same time, volcanic tremor was recorded. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012
Ash plumes 1 km high observed on 5 March, with ash fall in Choglontus. [more]
Sunday, Mar 04, 2012
Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico (IG) reports an increase of Tunguarahua volcano's activity: Since last night (3 March), 4 explosions have been reported of moderate to large size. An explosion at 07:31 local time today produced an ash columnreaching about 4 km in height and drifting to the west - northwest. ... [more]

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