Sangay Volcano (Ecuador): Strong eruption sends lava meters into the sky

Activity has increased at the volcano last night and produced a paroxysm, a lava fountaining episode, which was observed from the summit. Continuous incandescent jets of lava were seen to reach an estimated 500-1000 m above the summit crater.

An ash plume rose to an estimated 24,000 ft (7 km) altitude and drifted east-southeast. No injuries or significant have been reported, but ashfall is affecting downwind areas east of the volcano.

Source: volcanodiscovery

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