March 8, 2016
SUMMARY OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLCANO
The volcanic activity is moderate to high.
During last night incandescent blocks where ejected up to 2000 meters below the summit and largest pyroclastic flows which descended on all sides of the volcano, up to 1500 meters below the summit were recorded.
Emissions continue today and reached a height of 6000 meters above the crater to the southeast. Ash falls in Bilbao, Palitahua and Chontal have been reported.
TECHNICAL AND OBSERVATIONS APPENDIX
From 11:00 (TL) yesterday until 11:00 (TL) today, 38 episodes of tremor emission (TREM) lasting from minutes to hours, 41 explosions (EXP), 108 events Long Period (LP ), 2 harmonic tremor (TA) were recorded.
Observations of emissions and ash.
During the night, a night glow was observed in the crater and the projection of blocks up to 2 km. Pyroclastic flows were generated, the largest reached 1,500 meters below the summit and descended on all sides of the volcano. On this day pyroclastic flows descended in the ravines of Mandur, Romero, Bilbao, Jewish and Achupashal. The last, most important, reached 2,200 meters below the crater.
Continued emissions persist as the previous days, today, these emissions have been characterized by a Southeast direction from the volcano, at different heights, the highest reaching 6,000 meters above the crater.
It has been reported ash fall in areas of Bilbao, Palitahua and Chontal.
Rain and lahars:
There are no reports of rains or lahars.
March 09, 2016. Tungurahua, Ecuador :
Source : IGEPN
Photos : Volcanoworld , Elcomercio.