Final Ecuadorian Update!! Eruption!

Above is an Image of the 2011 Tungurahua eruption. The original image

can be found here.

So here we are, it is the end of the year and after much waiting and anticipation,finally there is an eruption in my region.the Ecuadorian volcano Tungurahua roared to life in recent weeks after being dormant for just over two years. It had another strong eruption in 2008. The volcano originally gets its name from the ancient Quechua language.  This eruption sent ash spewing into the atmosphere, to an altitude of around 33,000 feet. This caused the local aviation authority to ground flights.  Luckily the Volcano with is located in southern lowlands, is located in a sparsely populated area.  The government of Ecuador has only had to evacuate around 300 people from this eruption.  Right now the eruption is a fairly small one and hasn’t had many effects on anything but if it grows, then it could possibly endanger the town of Banos which is a popular tourist spot famous for its thermal springs.

its been fun!

Jack

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