Wednesday, September 2, 2015, the technicians of the Tungurahua Volcano Observatory (OVT) confirmed the issuance of volcanic ash. The output of the volcanic material reached an approximate height of three kilometers above the crater. The issue could be observed from different parts of the province of Tungurahua. Among the clouds it was possible to distinguish the gray volcanic material. This was confirmed by the guardians of Baños de Agua Santa Township and the community of El Manzano.
Benjamin Bernard, head of BST, said the ash outlet was recorded at 15:00 local time. The winds shifted the volcanic dust to the west and north of the massif. Volcanologists have received a report of fall of gray ash into the Pillate sector. The steam emission is constant on the Tungurahua volcano. « We can observe the emission of ash for a while and a few minutes later, the clouds cover the volcano. The instruments indicate a constant tremor, which is associated with the material outlet, » says Bernard. The eruptive activity of Tungurahua volcano is considered to be moderate. the new eruption began to record an increase since August 2015.
September 03 , 2015. Tungurahua , Ecuador :
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Photo : José Luis Espinosa Naranjo.