March 11, 2013. In Ecuador has increased its activity acting Volcano Tungurahua. On Sunday, he was released into the air ash and pyroplastic material. According to local media reports, the day before the Tungurahua also threw a column of ash to a height of 2 kilometers.
As the rescue service of the nearby municipality, access to the volcano is limited.
Dzhaver Mayorga, the head of the rescue: "We have identified the places from which one can see volcano. I had to look for other safe places in the district survey, since there where best seen volcano, we can not guarantee the safety of visitors. That is why we have limited access. "
Height Tungurahua — 5023 meters above sea level. The volcano is located in the Sangay National Park, 135 km from the capital city of Quito.
In December, the city of Baños de Agua Santa, which is located next to the Tungurahua, by volcanic activity was covered with a thick layer of ash. Local residents were temporarily evacuated. In the language of the local Quechua Tungurahua means "throat of fire". Vulcan active since 1999. It is one of five active volcanoes in Ecuador.