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Tungurahua gearing up for something big?

Admittedly, this is only a brief report, but there are indications that Tungurahua in Ecuador might be heading into a new period of heightened activity. Over the last week or so, there has been increased seismicity, reports of “booming noises” and increased ash emissions from the volcano. Being one of the more active volcanoes in the Andes, it would be surprising if the new eruptions were very big, but instead we might expect more frequent moderate ash and pyroclastic eruptions. However, with this little information, it is hard to tell what might happen and I’ll keep my eyes peeled for more information and prognostication from the Ecuadorian authorities.


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