Articles tagged "tungurahua"

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Satellites detect very rapid deformation of Tungurahua's west flank, possibly leading to a colossal landslide, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano, one of South America's most prominent volcanoes, is showing early warning signs of potential flank collapse, a new research paper published in Science Direct suggests. A previous eruption of Tungurahua, around 3 000 years ago,...

February 19, 2020


Powerful eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 11 km a.s.l., Ecuador

A powerful eruption at Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano at 12:51 UTC on March 8, 2016, produced an eruption column that rose approximately 11 km (36 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2.2 km (1.3 miles) towards the communities of Mandur and...

March 08, 2016


Tungurahua erupts sending ash more than 6 km above the crater, Ecuador

Ecuador's Tungurahua erupted at 17:02 UTC on February 26, 2016, sending ash more than 6 km (19 685 feet) above the crater (11 km / 36 089 feet a.s.l.). IGEPN reported there have been four explosions so far today. Ash emissions were observed traveling north-west....

February 26, 2016


Thick layer of ash blankets local communities as Tungurahua erupts again, Ecuador

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, situated about 135 km (80 miles) south of capital Quito, is showing signs of increased activity since November 9, 2015 and covering local houses and crops of the nearby communities with smoke and thick layers of ash. Instituto...

November 20, 2015


Intense eruptive phase started at Reventador, unrest reported at Tungurahua, Ecuador

A new phase of intense activity, with new lava flows, started at Ecuadorian Reventator volcano. The volcano had been in a state of intermittent strombolian explosions for the past few weeks but experienced a rapid increase in activity around 20:00 UTC on April 23, 2014.

April 25, 2014


New eruptive phase started at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano entered a new vigorous eruptive phase on Friday, April 4, 2014. A moderately strong vulcanian explosion occurred at 23:10 UTC and produced an eruption column rising several kilometers as well as small pyroclastic flows on the

April 05, 2014


Intense eruption of Tungurahua volcano causes total darkness in Chacauco, Ecuador

A new and intense episode of eruptive activity started at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador, on February 1, 2014. A new paroxysm was observed along with a series of powerful vulcanian explosions. Ash plume surpassed 13 km (40 000 ft); eruption

February 02, 2014


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


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


Tungurahua volcano in full eruption - volcanic ash over 7 km

Ecuador has issued the second-highest warning level (Orange) for towns near the Tungurahua volcano. After a huge increase in seismicity on December 15, 2012 a strong ash explosion occurred at 14:35 local time.According to local reports, the eruption produced an ash

December 17, 2012


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

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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

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Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano unleashes violent explosion

The Tungurahua volcano continues with constant emissions of ash that started on April 20. Since early this morning, at approximately 01:00 (local time), the volcano exhibited an increase in the amplitude of internal vibrations as well as a slight variation in the t

April 30, 2011


Eruption of Tungurahua sends ash up to 7 km into the air, Ecuador

Ashes from Tungurahua, 140 km south of Quito, Ecuador, rose more than 7 kilometers (4 miles) into the air on Tuesday. Schools are closed and residents evacuated in areas near volcano.Six eruptions and significant ash cloud were detected  and authorities issued

April 27, 2011