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Ecuador volcano spews red-hot rocks, billows ash

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is spewing out red-hot rocks and billowing coarse ash.
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The 'Throat of Fire' volcano in Ecuador has erupted sending ash 10 kilometres into the air.



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Ash clouds from Tungurahua volcano puts Ecuador on alert

Ecuador has declared an amber alert after the Tungurahua volcano started spewing ash. The authorities have told residents living near the volcano to leave their homes.
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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, 178km south of its capital, Quito, on Monday. There were no reports of any injuries.
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A sudden eruption of the Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes sent a column of ash more than seven km into the sky, authorities said. The eruption occurred at 10:35 pm on Monday and the incandescent material "shot into the air and then descended onto the slopes of the volcano", the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School said.
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Mario Ruiz of the National Geophysics Institute says Tungurahua no longer is spewing material far beyond its crater.
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Ecuadorean volcano erupts

Ecuadorean villagers fled their homes after the Andean nation's "Throat of Fire" volcano erupted on Friday, spewing columns of ash that could affect flights, authorities said.
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Fabiola Guevara wakes up every morning thankful that she's survived another night. Every day, she travels one hour to work in Baños, Ecuador, and worries about her husband and daughter she left behind at their house on the sides of an erupting volcano, not knowing if they'll survive the day. She's lived like that for eleven years now.
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The Tungurahua volcano in central Ecuador erupted on Tuesday following frequent emissions recently, spewing ashes and lava. There are no reports of casualties.
The volcano, located about 180 km south of the capital Quito, underwent three emissions early Tuesday after a massive eruption on Monday, with ash columns reaching as high as 3,000 meters, said the country's Institute of Geophysics in a report.

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