Tungurahua hides its peak under the clouds - photo 09.25.2016 / 5:01 p.m. José Luis Espinosa-Naranjo
Seismicity of Tungurahua experiencing a new level of increase; the number of earthquakes LP increases with 97 events since September 24 at 14h, and 2 episodes of tremor in the vicinity of the crater.
Following the IGEPN, this as a possible rapid reactivation of the volcano in terms of hours or days, depending on various possible scenarios: fast, with vulcanian activity, accompanied by a large eruption column and pyroclastic flows, or more calm, of Strombolian type with moderate explosions and ash falls.
The flow of SO2 have not much varied, indicating that the pipe is closed.
The conditions for direct observation are not excellent, with high cloudiness and rains on the upper part of Tungurahua.
Tungurahua: increased seismic activity in the Retu station. In the red frames, different LP seismic and tremor episodes the 24-25.09.2016 - Doc. IGEPN
A field visit showed high activity in Klyuchevskoy : seven lava flows are present on the flank and strombolian activity marks the summit, accompanied by ash plumes.
Sources: KVERT & Volkstat
In Sinabung, activity remains in the standard ... yet.
Some small explosions, but a lava dome which always grows and in danger of collapsing, unbalanced on top.