Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano emitting ash 4 km

Posted on August 2, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate reported Tungurahua, located in Ecuador’s Andean region, registered a significant emission of ash. Volcanic dust formed a column of 4 kilometers above the crater, approximately, which turned to the West and Northwest of the Colossus.

According to Viviana Valverde, of the Observatory of the Tungurahua volcano, VPO, at noon (12:20) recorded a volcano-tectonic event (fracture) magnitude 1.9. Its epicenter was located to the southeast of the volcano and a depth of 5 km. At the moment are no reports that the fact has been felt in the vicinity of the crater.


According to the technical report of the TSB, it is important to highlight that the seismic activity as well as emissions of ash and gases are increasing. Also in the morning, around 10:10 were three continuous demonstrations with moderate load of ash. Columns amounted up to 2 km high and headed toward the South-West. Read Article

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