Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts explosively

A five-minute explosion from Tungurahua volcano shot hot gas and rock 6 miles (10 km) into the air on April 4, 2014. More explosions and tremors followed.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupted powerfully and explosively on Friday (April 4, 2014), sending a 6-mile (10-km) column of ash skyward. AP reports that the initial five-minute explosion shot hot gas and rock onto the volcano’s northern and northwestern flanks and that a second, four-minute explosions and five lesser tremors followed.

According to AP, Ecuador’s geophysics institute said Friday’s blast occurred at 6:10 p.m. local time.

Tungurahua is from the Quichua word tunguri (throat) and rahua (fire): “Throat of Fire.”

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Tungurahua volcano on April 4 via Henry Aldaz. See more awesome photos of the April 4 eruption at rt.com.

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Ash cloud from Tungurahua volcano, by Daya Camacho, via @tweet_quake on Twitter.

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Another shot of the ash cloud from Tungurahua volcano, by Daya Camacho, via @tweet_quake on Twitter.

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