Villagers Evacuate as Volcano Erupts in Ecuador

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador is billowing ash into the sky and sending hot pyroclastic flows downwards, causing people in nearby villages to evacuate.

According to Sify News, explosions from the 16,000-ft. volcano had rattled villages from over 8 miles away.

Hugo Yepez told the Star Tribune that no one has been injured nor have any villages been damaged yet.

In 2006, a volcanic eruption buried villages and killed at least four people, according to the Star Tribune


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