As the extent of the existing eruption hasn’t yet gotten to a degree deemed threatening to their own survival, government authorities have not advised local residents to evacuate their houses yet.
All these explosions are created from a combination of gas, ashes, lava blocks that were hot and magma, and generally go down volcanic slopes at high rates.
Since 2000, a fresh lava dome has been building up within the crater, formed by the ejection of viscous magma during the volcanic vent in Tungurahua. All these aren’t usually pressurized although they are able to generate pyroclastic flows if an excessive amount of magma collects to produce violent eruptions.
That is why, locals will not be too worried about the most recent developments that are sensational, although officials have decided to act quickly if the situation escalates.
According to some news outlets, a layer of volcanic ash has settled upon vast swathes of farmland that was nearby, presenting a possible risk to the area market by interrupting corn farming and cows.
A volcanologist in the Tungurahua Volcano Observatory, Pedro Espin, says he anticipates this action to carry on without escalating into a significant eruption. Nevertheless, he warns that there’s a little chance of a fresh injection of magma, which endanger the existence of some nearby hamlets for example Chontapamba and Pillate and could create major pyroclastic flows.