Ecuador volcano throws up spectacular ash plume

Ecuador volcano throws up spectacular ash plume

By Bella Dalima

05 Apr, 2014 | 5:50 pm

A volcano just south of Ecuador’s capital Quito has erupted, creating a spectacular plume of ash, 10km (six miles) high. The Tungurahua volcano created the huge cloud on Friday in an eruption that lasted just five minutes.

The volcano has been erupting since 1999, but has been particularly active in the last two months.Tungurahua is one of eight active volcanoes in Ecuador, which lies in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.