Tungurahua, Equateur : The activity of the volcano is considered to be moderate – high.

Tungurahua, Equateur : The activity of the volcano is considered to be moderate – high.

SUMMARY OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLCANO

The activity of the volcano is considered to be moderate – high. In the area of Manzano, fine ash falls were reported and it was heard an explosion. Fine ash fall are also reported in Cahuají.
During the last hours, the volcano remained cloudy and therefore not observable.
Light rains in the region that have not generated lahars are recorded.

Technical and related observations.

Seismicity:
6 events long period (LP), 1 explosion (EX) and 2 episodes of tremor emission (TE) were recorded.
Observations of emissions and ash:
During the last hours, the volcano remained covered, and for this reason, it was not possible to observe its surface activity.
In the area of Manzano, is reported hearing an explosion.
In Cahuají area and Manzano fine ash falls have been reported.
Rains and lahars:
Today, the rains are recorded in the volcano area without generating lahars.

GENERAL INFORMATIONS

If they appear with more intensity, rainfall in the Volcano area can re-mobilize deposits produced by pyroclastic flows and generate lahars .
For this reason, we recommend extreme caution when driving on roads and highways that cross the gorge through which the flows pass and regions that, in times past, were affected by this phenomenon.

This daily report will be published at 12:00 (TL). In the case of an increase or change in the behavior of the volcano, it will be immediately issued a special report.

October 5th, 2015 : Tungurahua, Equateur :

Source : IGEPN

Photo : José Luis Espinosa Naranjo. ( 2012)

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