Ecuador Tungurahua VOLCANIC ERUPTION!! Repeated explosions are rocking Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano, which is also shooting out chunks of molten rock
Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) is in full eruption today complete with locally heavy ashfall and pyroclastic flows which, combined with rainfall, generate a potential lahar hazard in drainages surrounding the volcano. The Tungurahua seismogram (station RETU) has been saturated with strong volcanic tremor since early this morning. EPN reports at least two large explosions today which generated ash clouds that rose to above 7 km height.
Repeated explosions are rocking Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano, which is also shooting out chunks of molten rock. The country’s National Geophysics Institute says that a constant plume of gas and ash is rising about half a mile (1 kilometer) above the crater on Monday, with ash falling on nearby communities. Some of those towns are being evacuated for safety. The renewed eruption began last week and plumes on Sunday rose as high as 3 miles (5 kilometers) above the 16,479-foot (5,023-meter) crater.
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Tuesday 18 December 2012
Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
Eruptions of Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador on 16th December created air waves which broke windows in nearby towns. Pyroclastic flows occurred on the upper flanks of the volcano. Ash emissions reached 3 km above the summit. The eruption was associated with new magma intrusion under the volcano.