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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Article de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Strong 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 .
 

2014.02.01 14h48 desde Ficoa Los Girasoles - JLEN

Tungurahua's plume , at 14h48 on 01.02.2014 seen from Ficoa Los Girasoles - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo


2014.02.01 15h11 JLEN
        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 .


2014.02.01 - Tungu - 2- IG
                        Tungurahua 01.02.2014 -pyroclastic flow - webcam IG / OVT

2014.02.01 - Tungu - 5- IG                        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 .
 

2014.02.01 17h45 Tungu - JLEN

                  Tungurahua , at 17:45 on 01.02.2014 - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo

2014.02.01 - Tungu - JLEN                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.


2014.02.01 Tungu - Earthquakes drvillena Foto Ecuador
      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 .
 

2014.02.01 20h09 Tungu - act.stromb. - 2 - JLEN

 Tungurahua - 01.02.02014 - 8:09 p.m. - strombolian activity - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo


20104.02.01 20h19 - Tungu - JLEN
Tungurahua - 01.02.02014 - 8:19 ​​p.m. - strombolian activity and fallout of incandescent blocks on the summit slopes - photo José Luis Espinosa - Naranjo

Sources:
- Photos of Jose Luis Espinosa-Naranjo
- Report IGEPN

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