At about 9:30 (local time) today, February 4, 2012, Geophysical Institute staff on a commercial flight was observed over the area of the volcano Tungurahua little column emission energy of about 1 kilometer above the level crater, with low to moderate ash content and direction of movement to the west.
According to reports issued by the Washington VAAC (Advisory Centre volcanic ash – [link to www.ssd.noaa.gov
] VAAC / archive.html) the cloud generated at the beginning of this process reached between 7 and 8 km above the level of the crater and headed north-east and then turning south-east (see update 08:30 – February 4, 2012)
Seismic activity remains characterized by the constant generation of a tremor signal, but that varies between periods of high and low energy. This seismic activity is related to the generation of the constant column little energy emission with low to moderate ash content. At approximately 09:00 (local time) was received reports of ashfall Cevallos area, province of Tungurahua.
Ash falls in eight villages in Ecuador after the Tungurahua volcano reactivation
The revival today of the Tungurahua volcano, located in central Andes of Ecuador, caused ashfall in eight villages near the colossus, Geophysical Institute reported.
The revival this morning led a column of emission of about 8 miles up that brought down the gravel in the towns of Bath, Pillate and Juive.
The Institute said in a statement that it has received reports of ash fall in Bathrooms, Pillate, Juive, Pondoa, Pelileo Guadalupe Cevallos and Patate.
Furthermore, this morning reported the decrease of muddy water by the streams of Mapayacu, Chontapamba and Achupashal.
The Tungurahua volcano of 5,016 meters high and located about 130 kilometers south of Quito, maintains its current eruptive process since 1999, time in which periods of high activity interspersed with periods of relative calm.
His last major activity was in late 2011 when the Government has activated the orange alert, the second over after the red intensity, which was put in place contingency plans and opened shelters, but failed to issue orders forced evacuation.
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