This morning (yesterday), there were three explosions from Tungurahua volcano that caused the emission of ash and windows vibration in nearby towns. According to the expert Santiago Santamaría, from the Observatorio del Tungurahua (OVT), ash falls reports in cities like Pillate, Juive Grande Chontapamba, among others have been published. There are also reports of « rain » of volcanic dust in the canton of Quero. « Yesterday, a special report on this volcano in which cautioned against an increase of activity was issued. We continue monitoring and analyzing its behavior, » Santamaria said.
The statement from the IGEPN:
The volcano maintains a moderate to strong activity.
Seismicity: 3 volcano-tectonic events (VT), 44 long period events (LP) and 5 explosions were recorded.
During the morning, five explosions were recorded and these were felt by the surrounding cities of the volcano.
Ash falls were reported by the populations of Chontapamba, Bilbao and Jewish, also in the agglomeration of Pillate.
You could see a cloud rising with a load of moderate to high ash westward to about 2 km high.
Rains and lahars:
Rain at the top of the volcano, without generating lahars are recorded.
August 26, 2015. Tungurahua, Equateur :
Source : IGEPN
Photo : José Luis Espinosa Naranjo.( 2012)