Volcanoes in Ecuador

2nd February, 2014

Located 33 kilometers south east of Ambato, in the Royal Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes is Tungurahua.  On Saturday the 1st of February, 2014 there was a large explosive eruption from the volcanoe.

According to Erik Klemettti:

"February is off to a roaring start … another brief post to direct you to the significant explosive eruption(see above) going on right now at Ecuador’s Tungurahua. You can see the eruption right now on theIG-EPN webcams and it looks like both an ash column and pyroclastic flows heading towards the Chambo River being generated. I don’t know what precautions are being taken right now at Tungurahua, but I imagine people close to the volcano will need to get out quickly. Explosions earlier today reached at least 2.5 km / 8,200 feet, but the activity right now looks worse. Tungurahua had been experiencing heightened earthquake activity for the past few days."

Ecuador has many volcanoes throughout the country but not all of them are as active as the one above.  If your are interested to find out more details in regards to volcanoes and eathquakes in the country a great website to check out is Instituto Geofisico EPN.

To see a map of Volcanoes and Latest Eathquakes CLICK HERE


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