Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tungurahua Volcano activity in Ecuador

Tungurahua is an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Central of Ecuador. The volcano gives its name to the province of Tungurahua. Volcanic activity restarted in 1999 and is ongoing as of 2010 with major eruptions on 16 August 2006, 6 February 2008, and 28 May 2010.

The Tungurahua volcano registered large activity on May 28.
Two eruptions were felt at 8:47 and 11:00 AM, and provoked a great outpouring of ash that reached the provinces of Guayas, Los Rios, Chimborazo and Bolivar, as well as affecting cities like Baños, Penipe, Guayaquil and Babahoyo in Sierra and Costa.
The Tungurahua began its activity in 1994 and had hit Baños in 1999.

1 comment:

Reveillon Axe Moi said...

These are some beautifull pictures!! Well done.