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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 (?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive.
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Tungurahua volcano news & eruption updates:

Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) activity update: intermittent explosions and ash venting, ash fall

Tuesday May 08, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Explosions were heard in Baños on 2 May and ashfall was reported in Pillate (7 km W) the next day.
On 4 May steam emissions rose from the crater and an ash plume drifted W. Ashfall was reported in Pillate and Choglontus (SW). On 6 May explosions were detected and roaring was heard. An ash plume rose 1.5 km above the crater and drifted WSW. Ashfall covered houses and pastures in Bilbao (8 km W) and Pillate. Ash also fell in Chacauco.
An ash plume drifted W on 7 May; ashfall was reported in Bilbao, Pillate, Mapayacu (SW), Cevallos (23 km NW), Pillate (7 km W), and Chacauco.
Previous news
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Tungurahua volcano had an eruption on 30 April, producing an ash and steam column rising 3 km above the crater. The eruption was accompanied by volcanic earthquakes and tremor, and caused ash fall in nearby communities. A lahar warning was issued as well. [more]
Eruption column of Tungurahua volcanoon the morning of April 17, 2012
Wednesday, Apr 18, 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. ... [more]
Upper western flank of Tungurahua and thermal image from the NE side, with the hot spots corresponding to still hot ejected blocks (photo: P. Ramón OVT/IG)
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012
During an overflight on 13 April, geologists from IG observed weak but continuous steaming from Tungurahua volcano. ... [more]
Eruption column of Tungurahua's explosion on 11 April 2012
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. ... [more]
Ash emission from Tungurahua on 9 April (photo: IG)
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
Tungurahua volcano's activity is again increasing. ... [more]

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