Explosive gases and ashes at Volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador

Volcano Alert

The Geophysics Ecuadorian Institute reported today a high seismic activity in the Tungurahua volcano area.
The volcano has 5 thousand meters of altitude and it was detected constant tremors because of the expulsion of gases and ashes.
The Tungurahua volcano is located 180 kilometers to the south of the capital Quito, and there were clouds of ashes hitting the areas of Contapamba, Pillate, Romero and Guambalo, and also Quero, Bilbao and Chontapamba.
According to the Institute the Tungurahua started its most recent eruptive process started in 1999 and from then on it has had periods of high activity and calm.
This volcano is one of the 50 in existence in Ecuador and together with Reventador and Sangay, are of those most active.
Courtesy of plenglish.com

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