New eruption of Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador


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11.04.12.Sotrudniki Geophysical Institute of Ecuador reported the start of a new eruption of Tungurahua Volcano, one of the largest active volcanoes in the country, located 130 km south of Quito.

According to the report of volcanologists, about 8:56 in the crater of the volcano there was a powerful explosion, accompanied by an intense earthquake that lasted about 40 minutes. Simultaneously, from the bowels of the volcano ejected a column pair with a high content of ash up to 5 km above the crater.

Monitoring station Guadalupe (14 km from the crater) reported that immediately after the explosion occurred as emissions hot stone blocks that rolled along the northwest side of the mountain at a distance of approximately 500 — 600 meters from the edge of the crater.

Source: Ecuador Today , Igepn

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