Last Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tungurahua Volcanic Eruption: Stunning Images With Erupting Videos

Overview: Tungurahua Volcano

Volcano Type
: Stratovolcano 5023 m (16,479 ft)
Ecuador, -1.47°S / -78.44°W
Current status: erupting
Typical eruption style: Explosive.
Tungurahua volcano eruptions: 1534, 1557, 1640(?), 1641, 1644(?), 1646(?), 1757(?), 1773, 1776, 1777(?), 1781(?), 1857, 1885(?), 1886-88, 1900(?), 1916-25, 1944, 2000- (ongoing

is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador, and is located about 140 km south of the capital city of Quito. Tungurahua is a steep-sided stratovolcano that towers 3 km above its northern base. Tungurahua volcano has a complex historical record which includes sudden, violent eruptions. The volcano has a diameter of 14 km.

Recent Activity

Volcanic Eruption in Tungurahua, Ecuador has thrown pyroclastic boulders up to a mile from the crater. Residents near the Tungurahua Volcano were  noticed to evacuate after a rapid increase of volcanic activity some days ago. The loud roars from the site have reportedly shook residential windows up to 14 kilometers (8.6 miles) away. Ecuadorian authorities have issued an Orange alert for populations near the Tungurahua volcano. Authorities have setup emergency refugees for citizens that live close to the Tungurahua
A red alert was declared last December when Tungurahua (Throat of Fire) erupted, due to which there was  temporary evacuation of residents and tourists.

Here you can see some of the stunning Images of Volcanic eruption in Tungurahua. We are regularly following this Volcano and updating latest information of this disasters in our daily page Recent Natural Disasters List.
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Lava pouring from Tungurahua's peak November 28, Photograph by Pablo Cozzaglio   

View from Cotalo, Ecuador, of The Tungurahua Volcano as it spewes ashes, on November 29, 2011.

Tungurahua volcano eruption as seen on November 30

Cow with cloth mask for protection from ash, Photograph by Dolores Ochoa, AP

Tourist watching the activity, sierra Nevada hotel & expeditions

Tungurahua is one of South America's most active volcanoes. Since 2000, a new lava dome has been growing in its summit crater. Tungurahua's activity has been characterized by frequent powerful ash explosions, producing ash plumes of several kilometers height as well as dangerous pyroclastic flows. Part of the population around its base has been evacuated.
Below is the video of recent volcanic activity as seen on Tungurahua

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