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Sangay
Elevation 5,230 m (17,159 feet)
Location Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates 2.0° S 78.33° W
Type Stratovolcano (active)
Last eruption 2006 (continuing)
Easiest route rock/snow climb
Pronunciation [zaŋ.ˈgai]

The Sangay [zaŋ.ˈgai] is a constantly active volcano in southeastern Ecuador. It is known for its explosive venting of thick ash clouds, which has built a dome since 1976. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Andes form the longest mountain chain in the world. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... Stratovolcano Mount St. ... Volcano 1. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... Volcano 1. ... Diamond Head, a well-known backdrop to Waikiki in Hawaii, is an ash cone that solidified into tuff Volcanic ash is the term for very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Map showing the location of Sangay and other volcanoes in Ecuador.
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Map showing the location of Sangay and other volcanoes in Ecuador.

Image File history File links MajorVolcanoesInEcuador-USGS.gif‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tungurahua Cotopaxi Pichincha (volcano) Cayambe (volcano) Sangay Antisana Reventador Maps of Ecuador Category: ... Image File history File links MajorVolcanoesInEcuador-USGS.gif‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tungurahua Cotopaxi Pichincha (volcano) Cayambe (volcano) Sangay Antisana Reventador Maps of Ecuador Category: ...

See also

Sangay National Park is a national park located in the Morona Santiago, Chimborazo and Tungurahua provinces of Ecuador. ...

References

  • Global Volcanism Program

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