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
Tungurahua 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.
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|
Below is the video of recent volcanic activity as seen on Tungurahua
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