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Tungurahua Volcano In Ecuador Increased Activity

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Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity. About 40 explosions were registered on Monday and even though their intensity diminished, experts have not ruled out a renewed sudden increase. An ash cloud up to 3km (1.8 miles) in height has been rising from the volcano over the past few days. Tungurahua, which had been dormant until 1999, lies 135km (85 miles) south-east of the capital, Quito. Despite the increase in seismic activity, children in the area returned to class on Monday, the start of a new school year. Resident Antonio Chango told Ecuador's El Comercio newspaper that "our children's studies can not stop just because of the volcano". "We're fine and keen to start the school year," one young pupil told the paper. The 5,023m-high Tungurahua, meaning "throat of fire" in the indigenous Quechua language, is one of South America's most active volcanoes. TAGS: Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano shows increased activity Tungurahua Volcano In Ecuador Increased Activity Ecuador's Tungurahua Volcano increases activity Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): eruption news & updates Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador): increasing strombolian Tungurahua - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Increased activity of the Tungurahua volcano Ecuador Company Laws and Regulations Handbook Tungurahua Volcano increases activity Ecuador volcano increases activity Tungurahua volcano | EcuadorTimes.net | Breaking News ... Orange Alert for Increased Volcanic Activity in Tungurahua Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador