|By far one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, with a near constant state of activity since it began erupting again in 1999. The volcano actually sits in the caldera from its predecessor after an explosive eruption caused a collapse showing the power this system can produce. The town of Baños de Agua Santa home to nearly 10,000 people is at its foot and the cities of Ambeto and Riobamba are with 30 km of its flanks. Its strombolian eruptions are explosive and powerful and can create dramatic pyroclastic flows which endanger surrounding populations.
Left; Tungurahua erupting in February 2014 as seen from Ambato http://yourescapetoecuador.com/breaking-news/latest-tungurahua-eruptions-cause-havoc-in-banos-and-ambato/