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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 news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador: Increased activity

Wednesday Apr 18, 2012 17:45 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER

Eruption column of Tungurahua volcanoon the morning of April 17, 2012
Eruption column of Tungurahua volcanoon the morning of April 17, 2012
At 06:19 (local time) today, April 17, 2012, there was a further increase in the activity of the Tungurahua volcano, the Instituto Geofísico (IG) reported.
A constant seismic tremor signal of high energy accompanied the generation of a steam and ash eruption column which reached a height of 5 km above the crater during a few minutes. The ash cloud drifted to the north and then to the north-west. No significant noises or roars were heard.
Ash fell in the areas of Baños de Agua Santa, Runtún and Juive. At the ​​Tungurahua Volcano Observatory, located 14 km north west of the volcano, only slight ash fall was recorded.
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Previous news
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012
During an overflight on 13 April, geologists from IG observed weak but continuous steaming from Tungurahua volcano. ... read all
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012
A moderately large explosion occurred at Tungurahua volcano today at 08:56 (local time). The eruption generated an ash column of 4-5 km height above the crater. The ash at lower altitudes drifted north-east, east and south-east the lower column, and ash from the upper parts of the eruption column to the north-west. ... read all
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
Tungurahua volcano's activity is again increasing. ... read all
Thursday, Apr 05, 2012
IG reported that during 28 March-3 April visual observations of Tungurahua were mostly limited due to cloud cover. read all
Monday, Mar 26, 2012
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. read all

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