Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador: Increased activity

The volcano was dormant until 1999 but has since become active again

Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity.

About 40 explosions were registered on Monday and even though their intensity diminished, experts have not ruled out a renewed sudden increase.

An ash cloud up to 3km (1.8 miles) in height has been rising from the volcano over the past few days.

Tungurahua, which had been dormant until 1999, lies 135km (85 miles) south-east of the capital, Quito.

Seismologists have registered dozens of tremors as the volcano spewed ash and rocks

A large ash cloud has been emanating from the volcano’s crater

The 5,023m-high Tungurahua, meaning “throat of fire” in the indigenous Quechua language, is one of South America’s most active volcanoes.

Source: BBCNews