Tungurahua, an active stratovolcano in Ecuador, is an ancient mountain that's picked up many names over the centuries. In the indigenous tongue of the Quechua peoples, the name means 'Throat of Fire'. Others say Tungurahua is Quichua for 'crater'. One nickname is the Black Giant.
Last week, USA Today reported that a large volcano in Ecuador called Tungurahua could collapse on itself. The volcano is far from the only potentially dangerous one around the world, with Japan's Mount Fuji, Oregon's Mount Hood, and others in the Philippines, Indonesia, and New Zealand also posing a threat. Here are 13 volcanoes that could erupt at any time — or are already oozing lava.
Reventador Volcano - John Seach. Ecuador. 0.07 S, 77.65 W summit elevation 3562 m stratovolcano. Reventador volcano is located 90 km west of Quito. It is a regularly active volcano in western Amazon.Ecuador's Active Volcanoes: Ecuador General Information Land of volcanoes Tungurahua volcano Cotopaxi volcano. Type of volcano: active stratovolcano, its caldera lays open toward the west Typical eruption style: explosive Diameter of the base: 7.4 mi (12 K) N-S Diameter of the caldera: 0.9 miles (1.6 km) Depth of the caldera: 2,296 ft. (700 m) Curious facts Last known eruption: 2009 minor.Known as the world’s largest active volcano, Cotopaxi has been silent for almost 75 years. However, the volcano — located only 28 miles southeast of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito — is now.
The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Updated by 2300 UTC every Wednesday, notices of volcanic activity posted on these pages are preliminary and subject to change as events are studied in more detail. This is not a comprehensive list of all of Earth's volcanoes.
Scientists are worried a volcano in Ecuador could collapse. Source:AFP Volcano watchers are keeping a close eye on one that’s been active for more than 20 years, amid fears it could erupt or.
This is a mountaineering expedition to Ecuador, with the aim of climbing the three highest volcanoes in the country; Chimborazo (6,310), Cotopaxi (5,897m) and Cayambe (5,790m). Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador and the highest point from the centre of the earth (due to the Equatorial 'bulge') and Cotopaxi is one of the world’s highest active volcanoes.
Ecuador's many active volcanoes are a spectacular sight and the adventure holiday activities nearby are popular with tourists but recent eruptions have prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to put people on their guard.
Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, located in the Latacunga canton of Cotopaxi Province, about 50 km (31 mi) south of Quito, and 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador, in South America. It is the second highest summit in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft). It is one of the world's highest volcanoes.
Preparing for an active volcano to stir People living at the foot of a volcano in Ecuador are being prepared in case it starts billowing out ash and spewing lava.
The spectacular scenery of the Ecuadorian Andes lends itself perfectly to hiking and so I’ve created this holiday for keen walkers who want an exciting, active trip. A real highlight is climbing to the snowline of Cotopaxi volcano, one of the highest volcanoes in the Andes.
Ecuador volcano erupts Jump to media player Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano has erupted, spewing columns of ash and smoke into the air. 03 Mar 16 Share this with Facebook.
Volcanic eruptions are among nature's most awesome spectacles; however, while an active volcano can contribute significantly to the economy of a region, it can also destroy infrastructure and negatively affect the local tourism industry. From a tourism point of view, the best types of volcanic activity are long-lived Hawai'ian or Strombolian eruptions. These eruptions allow tourists to observe.
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The volcanoes of Ecuador belong to the Northern Volcanic Zone of the Andes, which is the result of subduction of the Nazca Pacific oceanic plate under the continental plate of South America. In Ecuador, the volcanoes occur on 4 chains. All active (and a few extinct) volcanoes of Ecuador are listed.