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Ecuador's active volcano

2012-08-21 07:29:53 GMT2012-08-21 15:29:53(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

A cow covered with ashes is seen in the skirts of the Tungurahua volcano after it spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 19, 2012.REUTERS/Carlos Campana

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano dwellers gather at the front yard of a house after the volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews volcanic lava, accompanied by large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

The Tungurahua volcano, with its peak covered in ice, spews ash and steam during an eruption in Banos, about 130 km (80 miles) southeast of Quito, December 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Campana

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted with large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Quito on August 19.

Tungurahua, which means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999.

(Agencies)

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