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Is this a current erruption? I can't find any current news releases about it errupting today. I can only find stories from two months ago.
This appears to have happened two months ago, so it's old news.
Separate event, this is a new eruption.
Today, April 4 at 18:10 (local time), the monitoring network of the Geophysical Institute reported a loud explosion with a duration of 5 minutes generated pyroclastic flows that descended the streams of northwestern and northern flank of the volcano ( Vascún streams, Pyramid, etc.).
The initial column reached 10 km above the level of the crater and its main direction was toward the southwest. Another pulse was recorded at 18:16 with a duration of 4 minutes with other possible generation of pyroclastic flows. From 18:24 one continuous emission tremor that lasts until the publication of this newsletter (19:00 local time) is recorded.
So far, there are reports drop in Bilbao and Cusúa gravel and ash Píllaro. on this day five explosions were generated moderate size.
The staff of the Tungurahua Volcano Observatory (OVT) and the Geophysical Institute in Quito remains attentive to changes in the activity of the volcano.
National Polytechnic School
19:00 (local time)
reply to post by Tucket
Something is brewing underneath that whole area of South America with quakes and volcanoes going off. If we could only peer into the Earth's mantle and outer core to see what is happening.
Four earthquakes with Mw ≥ 8 occurred in proximity to 60 Holocene volcanoes, in the Southern Volcanic Zone of the Andes (SVZ) since 1906. We analyzed these events by numerical modeling and field data to understand the key attributes of each volcano that may lead to a seismically-triggered eruption and the general mechanisms by which earthquakes could trigger volcanic new activity. We developed a new approach by resolving the earthquake-induced normal static stress change on the magma pathway of each volcano instead of considering the general crustal volume. We also considered other parameters that may lead to eruption, such as magma chamber depth, magma composition and viscosity, local tectonic settings and volcano dimension. The dataset includes a total of 18 new volcanic activities following large earthquakes (15 eruptions and 3 minor increases in volcanic activity) at 10 volcanoes. Of these, 9 out of 18 events representing unrest occurred at volcanoes that had no activity in the five years before the earthquake.
Advisory issued for ash after Tungurahua volcano spews molten rock, gas cloud in Ecuador - @NOAA