Throat of Fire

throat of fire

Tungurahua the Ecuadorian smoker named after the Quechua for throat of fire has been erupting on and off since 1999 and on Friday evening 10km plume of hot ash was ejected from the vent into the atmosphere resulting in some pyroclastic flows. Activity has been gently ramping up again since February, prompting worries of a more substantial phase of activity, the last of which was in 2006. So far no evacuations have taken place, but authorities are monitoring the mountain’s activity closely. Via EarthStory

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