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Ecuador volcano throws up spectacular ash plume
« on: April 05, 2014, 08:34:49 PM »
Ecuador volcano throws up spectacular ash plume


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26901834




Tungurahua means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language
A volcano just south of Ecuador's capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, 10km (six miles) high.


The Tungurahua volcano created the huge cloud on Friday in an eruption that lasted just five minutes.


The volcano has been erupting since 1999, but has been particularly active in the last two months.


Tungurahua is one of eight active volcanoes in Ecuador, which lies in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire