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Tungurahua
Elevation: 16,479 ft (5,023 m)
Coordinates: 1°28′1″ S 78°26′30″ W
Location: Ecuador
Range: Andes
Last eruption: 2005 (continuing)
Type: Stratovolcano

Tungurahua (Quechua tunguri=gullet, rahua=burn, spit fire) is an active stratovolcano in Ecuador. It is situated in the Central Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes, towering above the Amazon rain forest. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... The most general definition of mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Last eruption refers to the last volcanic event of a volcano. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... Quechua (Standard Quechua, Runasimi Language of People) is an Native American language of South America. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A river in the Amazon rainforest The Amazon is a rainforest in South America. ...


Its most recent eruption occurred in 1944. In August 2003, it ejected a plume of ash and smoke 3 kilometres (2 miles) into the air.


It is also known as "The Black Giant". Being active, the rising magma underground causes many tremors in the nearby city of Baños. This article is about the type of molten rock. ... Tremor is the rhythmic, oscillating shaking movement of the whole body or just a certain part of it, caused by problems of the neurons responsible from muscle action. ... Baños or Baños de Agua Santa (Spanish for Baths of Holy Water) is a city in eastern Tungurahua, in central Ecuador. ...


Tungurahua is also a province of Ecuador, with capital city Ambato. Tungurahua volcano is located in the province of Tungurahua. Tungurahua is a province in Ecuador. ... San Juan de Ambato is a city in the centre of Ecuador near the Ambato River. ...


External links

Sources

  • Siebert L, Simkin T (2002-). Volcanoes of the World: an Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and their Eruptions. Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3, (http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/)
Ash plume rising from Tungurahua volcano
Ash plume rising from Tungurahua volcano

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Tungurahua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (146 words)
Tungurahua (Quechua tunguri=gullet, rahua=burn, spit fire) is an active stratovolcano in Ecuador.
Tungurahua is also a province of Ecuador, with capital city Ambato.
Tungurahua volcano is located in the province of Tungurahua.
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