Friday, July 26, 2013

Tungurahua Volcano: A giant full of surprises

Just two weeks ago, on the 14th of July, 2013 the Tungurahua Volcano erupted and gave us an incredible image of the power of nature: a "mushroom" eruption 8.5 kilometers high (about 5.31 miles). Some people were lucky enough to be on an airplane that morning and that allowed them to capture incredible images of the ash mushroom. Other people saw it from Quito. See the two links below, with information in English about the volcano, issued by the Geophysical Institute of the Polytechnical School of Ecuador, and the second the link with news issued by “El Comercio”, the main local newspaper:

Below there are some pictures from different trips on the area from the last 10 years.

View just outside the town of Baños, during a calmed period.

View with ashes, taken from the hill in front of Baños

Ash. View from the "antenas" area

View of water vapor taken on the way up, towards the "antenas" area

Another view with ashes, taken from the hill in front of Baños

A different view with ashes taken from the Pelileo look out point

A new view with ashes taken from a hotel in the city of Ambato

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