Articles tagged "ecuador"

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Very low tide along the coast of Ecuador during Earth's perihelion

A very low tide was observed along the coast of Ecuador as the Earth reached perihelion on January 3, 2018. The combination of oceanographic and atmospheric factors contributed to a significant decrease in sea level, meaning that between January 2 and 5 there was...

January 07, 2018

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Huge hail accumulations, heaviest rain in 15 years hit Biblián, Ecuador

An intense hailstorm and heaviest rains in 15 years hit the Biblián Canton in the province of Cañar, Ecuador on Tuesday afternoon, January 2, 2018. The storm hit the city around 16:00 local time and lasted for more than one hour, causing severe traffic...

January 04, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 11:19 UTC on December 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.2 at a...

December 03, 2017

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Fernandina volcano enters new eruptive phase, first since 2009

Ecuador's Fernandina volcano, the most active of Galápagos volcanoes, entered a new eruptive phase at approximately 17:25 UTC (12:25 local time) on September 4, 2017. The eruption comes after 8 years of superficial calm. It was observed by the crew of...

September 05, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits coastal Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.3 hit very near the coast Ecuador at 22:29 UTC (17:29 local time) on June 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 7.4 km (4.5 miles). The...

June 30, 2017

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More than 1.3 million affected by flooding and landslides in South America

Heavy rainfall unleashed by sea temperature changes has caused heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2016, affecting more than 1.3 million people. Although rainfall persists in some areas, it has begun to let up in other, OCHA...

April 27, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador's IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4...

April 18, 2017

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Increased activity at Cerro Azul volcano - Galapagos, Ecuador

In a special bulletin released March 20, 2017, Ecuador's Institute of Geophysics reports a significant increase in activity under Cerro Azul volcano which might be a precursor to a new eruptive episode. Since 1932, there were 11 reported eruptions of the Cerro...

March 21, 2017


Severe flooding leaves 4 dead, 300 affected in Ecuador

Following heavy rainfalls, two rivers overflowed their banks in Ecuador's Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province on April 26, 2016, causing severe flooding. At least 4 people have lost their lives while another 4 remain missing, Ecuador's Risk...

April 27, 2016

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Massive M7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, more than 640 people killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 (upgraded from M7.4) hit Ecuador at 23:58 (18:58 local time) on April 16, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

April 17, 2016


Torrential rainfalls trigger flooding and landslides in Ecuador

Torrential rainfall during late January 2016 triggered severe flooding and landslides in parts of Ecuador. 9 people have lost their lives in weather-related incidents, and numerous homes and infrastructure suffered extensive damage. The worst affected areas,...

February 04, 2016


The megalithic constructions in the Ecuadorian jungle are not natural features

Ecuador Llanganates Jungle Megaliths Research Report May 2014 -It has been several months since we last issued a project update announcement to the general public. That does not mean we have been simply sitting idle, rather we have waited until we had something well wor

May 08, 2014


Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex in Ecuador - government expedition

Following our brief, but extremely successful, media campaign designed to bring maximum media attention in the shortest time possible onto the issue of the unexplored and uncategorized ruins re-discovered in the jungles of Ecuador we are happy to say it did

November 11, 2013


Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex located in Ecuador jungles - revelations

The revelations continue as we further explore the information coming out of the Ecuador jungles. What you see here is soil being cleared from the side of a large hill to reveal cut and dressed stone blocks. These appear quite smooth surfaced, barely aged thanks to the

October 28, 2013


Long lost ancient megalithic pyramid complex located in Ecuador jungles

For centuries the people of Ecuador have shared wild sounding stories of legendary ancient cities supposedly lost to the jungles. Many of these stories are based around the reasonable hypothesis that a number of Inca settlements have been swallowed up by the

October 23, 2013


Activity at Tungurahua remains at moderately high levels, Reventador follows - Ecuador

Following a violent eruption on July 14, 2013 internal and surface activity at Tungurahua remains at moderately high levels. Strong strombolian activity and near-continuous ash emissions are still present. During clear weather, eruption plume of about 1 km height can

July 21, 2013


High seismic activity and ash emissions at Reventador volcano, Ecuador

On July 16, 2013 IGEPN reported that in recent days Reventador volcano showed a significant increase in seismic activity accompanied by emission of a lava that descended down the southwestern flank of the cone on July 13. Gas and ash emission was

July 17, 2013


Major eruption at Tungurahua volcano on July 14, 2013 caused heavy ash fall and evacuations

Many regions of Ecuador were affected by heavy ash fall caused by a major eruption at Tungurahua volcano, on July 14, 2013. According to Lourdes Mayorga from the National Risk Management Secretariat of Ecuador around 200 people were evacuated from villages close to

July 15, 2013


Strong eruption with violent explosions and huge ash emissions at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

On July 14, 2013 a large explosion accompanied by major pyroclastic flows generated a plume column reaching 8.3 km above the crater of Tungurahua, one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes. According to IGEPN, since June 29, 2013, they recorded a gradual,

July 14, 2013


Increased activity at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador

The National Secretariat for Risk Management said yellow alert remains in surrounding communities of Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. On April 27, 2013 two small earthquakes associated with fracturing of rocks within the volcano (volcano-tectonic earthquakes) were

May 01, 2013


Tungurahua erupts spewing glowing ash and pyroclastic material

After eruption on Saturday, activity intensified at Ecuadorian volcano Tungurahua on Sunday, March 10, 2013. It spewed glowing ash and pyroclastic material 1.24 miles (about 2 km) into the air, reported CBS12. The head of the risk unit for the nearby municipality of

March 11, 2013


Tungurahua, Ecuador - increase in seismic activity reported

Increase in seismic activity is being reported at Ecuadorian volcano Tungurahua, comparable to that of December 2012, when the volcano had erupted with ash plume of over 7 km. Activity at Tungurahua had slowed down ever since but again on February 25 and 27, five

March 03, 2013

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Oil showdown in the Amazon - Big threat to Ecuador's ecosystem

There's an indigenous community in Ecuador that lives in a part of the Amazon where there are jaguars and more animal life than the whole of North America! It's an incredibly pristine, remote area and the whole ecosystem has been preserved. But the government is

January 27, 2013


Volcanic activity at Reventador peaks

Ecuadorian volcano Reventador is now erupting at full-scale, reports say. A westward 1.5 km high steam and ash plume is noticable above volcano. Summit is glowing and lava can be seen descending the flanks.Increased seismic activity since January 21 has now become

January 24, 2013


Increased seismic activity at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador

Seismicity has increased dramatically at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. Given the open-vent state of the volcano, eruption is hours to days away according to EarthquakeReport.Tungurahua volcano showed a decrease in explosive activity, seismic activity and rate of

December 15, 2012


Reventador is waking up - Three volcanoes on alert in Ecuador

There is new activity recorded at Reventador volcano, as well as at Sangay and ongoing Tungurahua volcanoes in Ecuador. New reports are coming from nearby Colombian Galeras and Fuego volcanoes. Down North in Chile Lascar is waking up and Cordon-Puyehue Calle continues

January 13, 2012

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New explosions at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador

Instituto Geofisico de Ecuador (IGEPN reports about several explosions generating  moderate tremor intensity and noise associated with the rolling of blocks on the flanks of the Tungurahua volcano. Since this morning there has been continuous generation of a column

December 07, 2011

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Tungurahua volcano begins to erupt

The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador (IGEPN) reported that  eruption of Tungurahua volcano created large clouds of gas and ash above the summit and it's directed towards the southeast and the west, near city of Banos. Ash cloud up to 4 kilometers in the sky and

December 01, 2011


Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews red-hot rocks, billows ash with pyroclastic flow

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is spewing out red-hot rocks and billowing coarse ash with pyroclastic flows. The South American country's Geophysical Institute - IGEPN says the increased activity began Sunday afternoon. It says the volcano has thrown pyroclastic

November 29, 2011


Yasuni (Ecuador) - The world's last great wilderness threaten to become new oil extraction location

When large reserves of oil were discovered under Yasuní national park, Ecuador offered the world a choice: give us money and we will not allow drilling. Now $60m must be found by December.Ecuador has earned $130bn from the oil found so far in its forests and it

October 09, 2011