Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador
The steep-sided Tungurahua stratovolcano towers more than
3 km above its northern base.
It is one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes.
Historical eruptions have been restricted to the summit crater.
Pyroclastic flows and lava flows have reached populated areas
at the volcano's base.
The last major eruption took place from 1916 to 1918, although
minor activity continued until 1925.
The latest eruption began in October 1999 and prompted temporary
evacuation of the town of Baños on the N side of the volcano.
This eruption was continuing as of January 2007.
The stamps and first day cover illustrated below were issued
October 19th, 2006.
Designed by Instituto Geographico Militar.
40,000 of the stamps and 250 FDC's.
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