Ecuador declares volcano alert, as eruption from Tungurahua grows more violent

December 17, 2012ECUADOR - Ecuador has issued an orange alert — the second-highest warning level — for towns near the Tungurahua volcano, as its level of activity rose, civil defense officials say. The area of the warning covers the adjacent provinces of Tungurahua and Chimborazo, according to the national civil defense agency. Greater activity has been building since Wednesday, along with a slight increase in gas emissions from the 5,029-metre volcano, located about 135km south of the capital Quito, the Geophysical Institute said. Eruptions at Tungurahua, which means “Throat of Fire” in the indigenous Quechua language, peaked in 2006, killing six people in a Chimborazo village. Several communities near Tungurahua, including the tourist town of Banos with 15,000 people, also were forced to evacuate during the volcano’s violent eruption in 1999. Residents could only return to their homes a year later. –The Australian
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4 Responses to Ecuador declares volcano alert, as eruption from Tungurahua grows more violent

  1. Dennis E. says:

    This year has seen its share of eruptions and so will next year………I think we will an increase in everything next year.

    • Chris says:

      Lets hope that one of the supervolcanoes doesn’t blow up next year. Especially Yellowstone… They will of course, in time.

  2. danita renzy says:

    I still think this might be the reason that the Mayan, said something about 2-3 days of darkness, that this volcano ash will cover the sun….?…and when they see the sun again, then that’s the new sun/new age…?….Joel 3:15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine, 4 other verse that i have found, like that…..’just saying’

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