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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
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Explosive.
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Tungurahua Volcano (Ecuador): new eruption and ash fall

Tuesday Mar 20, 2012 15:39 PM | BY: T

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.
From 23:39 (local time) on March 19, a rapid increase of tremor was detected and observers reported roaring noises from the volcano in up to 14 km distance. About an hour after the onset of tremor reports of ash fall came from El Manzano and Choglontús.
At 00h22 today, there was an loud explosion whose cannon-shot like shock wave was heard in Choglontús, El Manzano and Puntzán. Incandescent lava bombs could be seen ejected from the summit crater and landing up to approx. 200 m distance on the upper slope.
From the 01h08 (local time) tremor decreased and also the noises from the volcano. Cloud cover prevented detailed observations this morning.
According to a first analysis, only the south-west sector received ash fall. In the Choglontús area, ash continued to fall until 07:00 (local time) and was measured to have accumulated 383 grams per square meter, corresponding to less than 1 mm of ash.
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Previous news
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]
Eruption of Tungurahua volcano on 23 Feb, 2012 at around 18h00 local time (photo courtesy: G. Viracucha - IGEPN)
Friday, Feb 24, 2012
From about midnight yesterday, 23 February, a decrease in several parameters of the activity of Tungurahua volcano is reported by Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico who closely monitor the volcano. ... [more]

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