activity continues to mark the Tungurahua this Feb. 1, 2014 .
At 2:37 p.m., an eruptive column , moderately loaded with ash and dark gray , rose to 2.5 km . above the crater ... its top pointing SE and NE, while the lower part westward .
Tungurahua's plume , at 14h48 on 01.02.2014 seen from Ficoa Los Girasoles - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
Tungurahua - 01.02.2014 / 3:11 p.m. plume evolution - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
At 5:32 p.m. and 5:12 p.m. local time, two explosions have produced pyroclastic flows that have descended various ravines including those of Juive and Vazcun .
Tungurahua 01.02.2014 -pyroclastic flow - webcam IG / OVT
Tungurahua 01.02.2014 - pyroclastic flow - webcam IG / Pillate .
After 5:39 p.m. explosion , pyroclastic flows have made more numerous and important, one that moved on 7-8 km. A pyroclastic flow reached the bottom of the ravine Achupashal , blocking the road to Banos .
Tungurahua , at 17:45 on 01.02.2014 - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
Plume from Tungurahua - 01.02.2014 - Photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
According to some sources, the plume was 10 km. height, while the Washington VAAC mentions a height of 14 km.
Tungurahua - the plume extends - photo Earthquakes / drvillena / Foto Ecuador 01.02.2014
This activity has been accompanied by significant release of "cascajos" levied on sectors Pillate, Capil and Palictahua and ash falls on the remaining sectors, causing a total darkness to Chacauco .
From 19h , the activity became more explosive, vibrating houses and windows . The noisy strombolian activity was accompanied by expulsion of incandescent blocks amount to 800 meters above the summit, then falling over 500 meters on the upper slopes .
Tungurahua - 01.02.02014 - 8:09 p.m. - strombolian activity - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
Tungurahua - 01.02.02014 - 8:19 p.m. - strombolian activity and fallout of incandescent blocks on the summit slopes - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo
- Photos of Jose Luis Espinosa-Naranjo
- Report IGEPN