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MAGNITUDE 4.9 NORTHERN PERU

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 467 km SE of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,952,029 / local time: 08:54:41.3 2014-10-05
193 km N of Moyobamba, Peru / pop: 44,276 / local time: 08:54:41.3 2014-10-05
60 km NE of Barranca, Peru / pop: 5,779 / local time: 08:54:41.3 2014-10-05

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MAGNITUDE 4.8 PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

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Distances: 236 km S of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,952,029 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09
72 km S of Tumbes, Peru / pop: 109,223 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09
28 km SE of Papayal, Peru / pop: 5,484 / local time: 02:12:31.0 2014-09-09

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Tungurahua Volcano increases activity in Ecuador

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Explosions and emissions increased during the early hours of Monday in Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano, local media reported, citing the country’s scientific institute.

The 5,023-meter (16,575-foot) volcano Tungurahua, located in the central Andes region and 87 miles (140 km)south of the capital Quito, remained in “high activity,” according to Edwin Viracucha, seismologist from the country’s Geophysical Institute.

“This morning the volcano was partially cloudy but at 8:30 local time (1330 GMT) it cleared and we were able to observe vapor emissions headed towards the northwest and then north. They reached an altitude of 1 kilometer and made loud noises,” added Viracucha.

Experts are monitoring the Tungurahua volcano after an eruption last week. Ash was then blown five miles (8 km) into the air and was reported to be drifting west. The increase of explosions has led Ecuadorian authorities to reactivate alerts and emergency plans in nearby populations.

The eruption was the latest in a series of moderate to strong explosions at the volcano after a period of relative calm. The first was on July 29, then on Aug. 4, Aug. 19 and Aug. 27.

Tungurahua, which means “Throat of Fire” in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999. As one of South America’s most active volcanoes, it started an eruption process in 1999 and in 2010 its increased activity forced authorities to declare a red alert and temporarily evacuate residents and tourists from the region.

Volcano Spews Ash Five Miles Into Air in Ecuador

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos

The eruption is the latest in a series at the Tungurahua volcano in the Andes after months of inactivity

Experts are monitoring the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador after an eruption at the weekend.

Ash was blown 28,000 feet (five miles) into the air and was reported to be drifting west.

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos 2

The eruption was the latest in a series of moderate to strong explosions at the volcano after a period of relative calm.

The first was on July 29, then on August 4 and August 19.

Some of the blasts have sent shock waves which have caused the windows and roofs of homes in nearby areas to vibrate.

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupts near Banos

Tungurahua, which means ‘Throat of Fire’ in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999.

It is located in the Andes 87 miles (140km) south of the capital Quito.

MAGNITUDE 5.1 COLOMBIA-ECUADOR BORDER REGION

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Depth: 7 km

Distances: 23km (14mi) NE of Quito, Ecuador
30km (19mi) WSW of Cayambe, Ecuador
36km (22mi) SSW of Otavalo, Ecuador
48km (30mi) SSW of Atuntaqui, Ecuador
23km (14mi) NE of Quito, Ecuador

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Orange alert for volcanic activity in Ecuador

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In the wake of the Tungurahua volcano, the National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR) of Ecuador declared Friday “orange alert”.
The statement of caution in areas of high risk surrounding the volcano, specifically in the provinces of Tungurahua, Chimborazo and Pastaza Amazon, it was decided to provide humanitarian aid and perform immediate actions required.
According to the Ecuadorian authorities, a “state of alert” Committees for Emergency Operations (COE) of the jurisdictions involved, must be operational to perform immediate actions that set out conditions demand.
Meanwhile, the Geophysical Institute (GI) of the National Polytechnic School, to monitor the volcanic activity of Tungurahua, said Friday “a significant release of ashes” which formed a column of four kilometers above the crater was recorded and ashfall in the towns of Choglontús and El Manzano, located southwest of the Colossus.
Also, IG spokesmen have warned of increased seismic activity, indicating that the volcano has a daily average of one hundred minor tremors “long period” product of the movement of internal fluids.
Tungurahua is located 180 kilometers from Quito (Ecuador’s capital), and has more than five thousand feet.

MAGNITUDE 5.7 NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 46km (29mi) NW of Valdez, Ecuador
51km (32mi) WSW of Tumaco, Colombia

54km (34mi) NW of San Lorenzo de Esmeraldas, Ecuador
88km (55mi) NE of Propicia, Ecuador

216km (134mi) NNW of Quito, Ecuador

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Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano eruptive activity remains moderate to high

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The Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic Ecuela (IGEPN) in Ecuador, reported on Saturday that the Tungurahua volcano activity remains moderate to high, with a record of several explosions.
The Colossus, located in the Cordillera Real of the Ecuadorian Andes, has been overcast most of the time, however, sometimes have been observed emissions small little white steam energy, according to the report released in IGEPN afternoon .
It also reported a slight ashfall overnight in the towns of Pondoa and Runtún and rains in the western and southwestern flank, which have not caused problems.
Scientists recommended that lahar submitted must exercise extreme care when driving on roads and highways that cross the gorges through which these flows have dropped and areas that have been affected by this type of phenomenon.
The volcano, which began its eruption process in 1999, reported an increase in activity last February after registering several minor explosions that disrupted four months of relative quiet.
In that sense, the greatest eruption Tungurahua volcano peak was in 2006, when he left six people dead in a village in the province of Chimborazo (Cordillera Andina), after being devastated by the decline of incandescent material.
Tungurahua, which in Quechua language means “throat of fire” has five thousand 029 meters tall and is located 135 kilometers south of Quito.

Ecuador’s ‘Throat Of Fire’ Volcano Erupts

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A volcano in central Ecuador has spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometres (six miles) high, increasing fears of an eruption.

Activity has been building at the Tungurahua volcano 130 kilometres south of the capital Quito since early February.

On Friday experts reported a loud explosion that lasted for five minutes and an expulsion of ash.

“For now ashfall is mild,” said the National Secretariat for Risk Management on its Twitter account.

Tungurahua, which in the Quechua language means “throat of fire,” has been erupting since 1999.

Tungurahua is one of eight active volcanoes in Ecuador, a country that is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire which makes it prone to seismic and volcanic events.

In early February, a series of explosions rocked the volcano, spewing columns of ash into the air that reached as far as Quito.

In 2006, six people died in a village destroyed by lava from Tungurahua.

Multiple villages are located in the vicinity of the volcano, which stands at 5,029 metres.

MAGNITUDE 5.3 – NEAR COAST OF ECUADOR

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Depth: 68 km

Distances:
21km (13mi) ENE of La Troncal, Ecuador
38km (24mi) WSW of Alausi, Ecuador
39km (24mi) ESE of Naranjito, Ecuador

56km (35mi) NW of Azogues, Ecuador
243km (151mi) SSW of Quito, Ecuador

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