The Government of Ecuador has declared an alarm due to the eruption of the volcano Tungurahua.


17/12/2012, 5:20:30 Quito in the Ecuadorian provinces of Tungurahua and Chimborazo declared high — "orange" level of volcanic hazard. In the management of civil defense began preparation for action in the event of a large-scale early Tungurahua volcano, reports France 24.

The height of the volcano Tungurahua (translated from the Quechua language — "throat of fire") is a little over five thousand meters It is located 135 km south of the capital, Quito, and is part of the most active volcanoes in the region. The last eruption took place six years ago, when his victims were six people — people at the foot of the mountain village. In 1999. eruption forced authorities to evacuate from dangerous areas around 15 thousand people.

Prevent closure of air routes in the area of the eruption has not yet been reported.

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