Ecuador: Volcano called ‘Throat of Fire’ starts spewing ash 28,000ft into air

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It was the latest eruption from the volcano after a period of calm.

Tunguarahua volcano erupted on 29 July, 4 August and then again on 19 August.

Homes nearby have felt the strength of the eruptions, with the blast causing windows and roofs to vibrate.

Over the weekend the volcano started spewing small pyroclastic flows, a fast-moving current of hot gas and rock which can reach speeds of 450mph and temperatures of about 1,000 C.

The volcano has been classified as active since 1999, with frequent powerful ash explosions producing ash plumes and dangerous pyroclastic flows part of the population around the base has been evacuated.

It is located in the Andes, 87 miles south of the capital Quito.

It’s a another blow for the aviation industry which is already reacting to thevolcano in Iceland, which last night downgraded its aviation warning back to orange from red, and an eruption in Papua New Guinea disrupting air travel.

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