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Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): sudden strong explosion

Fri, 14 Dec 2012, 23:47
23:47 PM | BY: T
Explosion on 14 Dec 2012
Explosion on 14 Dec 2012
Seismic activity from Tungurahua, RETU station, as of today (IG)
Seismic activity from Tungurahua, RETU station, as of today (IG)
A sudden strong ash explosion occurred at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador today at 14:35 local time. According to local reports, the eruption produced an ash plume rising to 6 km altitude and was visible from Ambato, Riobamba, Pelileo and Patate. The explosion followed an increase in seismicity over the past days.
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012, 18:02
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012, 15:09
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 16:15
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