Volcano erupts in Ecuador

  • Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador exploded for five-minutes, spewing a 6-mile column of ash. The geophysics institute of the region mentioned that the blast took place at 6:10 pm and a second shorter explosion followed right after. 

    The 16,480-foot Tungurahua has been erupting sporadically since 1999 and was revived on Feb. 1 with eruptions, which affected a third of the region's provinces. It also caused the temporary closing of an airport. 

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