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View from Riobamba (September 2011)
|Elevation||5,023 m (16,480 ft) |
|Prominence||1,554 m (5,098 ft)|
|English translation||Throat of fire|
|Language of name||Quechua|
|Parent range||Cordillera Oriental, Andes|
|Topo map||IGM, CT-ÑIV-D1|
|Age of rock||Holocene (Gomez 1994)|
|Mountain type||Stratovolcano (active)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Northern Volcanic Zone|
|Last eruption||2000 to 2018 (ongoing)|
|First ascent||1873 by Alphons Stübel and Wilhelm Reiss|
|Easiest route||Scrambling/Snow/Ice PD|
Tungurahua, (//; from Quichua tunguri (throat) and rahua (fire), "Throat of Fire") is an active stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Oriental of Ecuador. The volcano gives its name to the province of Tungurahua.
References[change | change source]
- Several elevation data between 5,016 and 5,029 m are used, 5,023 m is the one used on IGM maps. Used extremes are: 5,087 m (Stübel 1897) and 5,005 m (Neate 1994).
- "Tungurahua". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- IGM (Instituto Geografico Militar, Ecuador) (1989). "Baños Ecuador, CT-ÑIV-D1". Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
- "Tungurahua volcano". 19 Feb 2018.
- "In the shadow of the Tungurahua volcano". BBC News. 7 September 2006.)
- "Tungurahua volcano erupts in Ecuador". NBC News. 19 Aug 2012.
- "Ecuador's Tungurahua Volcano shoots ash and lava". Associated Press. 2014-02-01.
- https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/25/science/mount-tambora-volcano-eruption-1815.html?_r=0 A Volcanic Eruption That Reverberates 200 Years Later