Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Solid Earth, 8, 697–719, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-697-2017
Solid Earth, 8, 697–719, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-697-2017

Research article 23 Jun 2017

Research article | 23 Jun 2017

Dynamics and style transition of a moderate, Vulcanian-driven eruption at Tungurahua (Ecuador) in February 2014: pyroclastic deposits and hazard considerations

Jorge Eduardo Romero et al.

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The 1 February 2014 eruption of the Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) was the second largest one since the re-awakening in 1999. The eruption showed precursory signs only 48 h before the eruption. The main explosions produced a 13 km eruptive column and pyroclastic density currents that reached the base of the volcano. Here we document the deposits related to the eruption and infer eruption mechanisms and transport processes.