The Tungurahua, in the Ecuadorian Andes, was reactivated with explosions and roars. The government ofprepared evacuations and emergency decree does not rule after the eruption. There are eight villages affected.
The reactivation of Tungurahua volcano, located in central Andes of Ecuador, caused ashfall in eight villages near the colossus, Geophysical Institute reported. The phenomenon generated a column emission of about 8 miles up that brought down the gravel in the towns of Bath, Pillate and Juive, Efe said.
The Institute said in a statement that it has received reports of ash fall in Bathrooms, Pillate, Juive, Pondoa, Pelileo Guadalupe Cevallos and Patate. Moreover, the decline was reported muddy water from the streams of Mapayacu, Chontapamba and Achupashal.
The Tungurahua volcano of 5,016 meters high and located about 130 kilometers south of Quito, maintains its current eruptive process since 1999, time in which periods of high activity interspersed with periods of relative calm.
His last major activity was in late 2011 when the Government has activated the orange alert, the second over after the red intensity, which was put in place contingency plans and opened shelters, but failed to issue orders forced evacuation.