A strong explosion today in the Tungurahua volcano brought down gravel in the town of Pillate, said the Geophysical Institute (GI) of the National Polytechnic School.
The explosion, which was heard as a “cannon ball shot”, occurred at 8:02 local time and was immediately detected, then followed by a slight tremor or shaking and a constant “high energy” pulsation, says the latest report by the IG.
The high clouds in the area has prevented scientists, who monitor the behavior of the colossus in the area of the volcano, from direct observations, according to a source of “Observatory Guadalupe”, the IG has nearby.
The Tungurahua, of 5,016 meters high, current eruptive process began in 1999 and since then has changed between periods of high activity and periods of relative calm. (ARL)