Tungurahua volcano prepares for new eruption

From 24 January, from the crater of the volcano Tungurahua rises small column of steam and gas. Height of the column is barely one kilometer. On the same day there was a slight discharge of ash.

In addition, from January 25 in the vicinity of the volcano, there were several volcano-tectonic earthquakes. Largest magnitude was 3.2. To date, recorded a total of 10 of these aftershocks, according to the portal Volcano Discovery.

Volcanologists suggest that villagers should be ready to erupt, which can occur quite suddenly. Tungurahua erupted earlier on December 17. The blast, which was accompanied by an eruption in the houses located at a distance of 14 kilometers from the volcano, shaking the glass. Hundreds of local residents were forced to evacuate.

Activity of the volcano Tungurahua is observed during the last 13 years. The eruption, which occurred in 2006, four people were killed and two remain missing.

Category: Volcanoes

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