Tungurahua Volcano Erupts Yet Again

Tungurahua Volcano

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After erupting once in August 2012, and twice in December 2012,Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts again. Tungurahua, is an activevolcano. Active volcanoes are likely to erupt at any time. Ecuador has eight such active volcanoes.

The volcano has been ejecting fiery red lava and ash ever since March 9. All the nearby villagers had been moved to safety on the first signs of increased activity.

The volcano is located near Banos, 140km south of the country’s capital of Quito. The Tungurahua, is aptly named as “Throat of Fire” in Ecuador’s native language.

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