Ecuador, Tungurahua volcano erupts, explosions, pyroclastic streams, ash

Posted on November 28, 2011 • Filed under: Earthquake, Ecuador, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

In the afternoon and tonight the Tungurahua volcano showed a rapid process.
eruption accompanied by explosions, pyroclastic flows, block release. Incandescent and falling ash and gravel, which mainly affected the western flank of the volcano.
From 16h 50 were four earthquakes of origin
volcano-tectonic, which were followed at 17h01 and 17h05 two
small explosions, they were followed by larger explosions
at 17h18, 17h31 and 17h35. Incandescent blocks down
about 1 km below the crater.

17.30 A flows reported
pyroclastic streams descending the Achupashal, Chotanpamba and Mandur in the northwestern flank of the volcano and western. In the flank
north-east there was ashfall. The volcano watchers reported
also the occurrence of heavy gunfire and explosions caused by
like sounds of falling rocks. There are reports of ash fall
in the towns of Bilbao and Manzano. In Pillate ash had a grain thick ash was reported in COTAL with gravel and rubble only CUSU. Read Article

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