Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano
This picture is taken from this site http://lightbox.time.com/2012/08/24/pictures-of-the-week-august-17-august-24/#39, and is on of the week news in pictures. It is taken in Ecuador, from the Tungurahua volcano which is one of South Africas biggest volcanoes. The volcano has been erupting intermittently since 1999, and in 2006 the activity increased and it came violent eruptions who killed at least four people, and left to missing.
Lately there has been more agressive activity there. The volcano has been spewing out rocks, ash and pyroclastic flows. Pyroclastic flow is a fast moving cloud of hot ashes and other material thrown out from an erupting volcano. The authorities in Ecuador has raised the security, and more than hundred families has ben evacuated from the vicinity of Tungurahua. Half a dozen villages are also being showered in ash. According to BBC, the volcano is not showing any signs of calming down.