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Volcano eruption spurs evacuation in Ecuador

2010-05-30 08:28:28 GMT2010-05-30 16:28:28 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tungurahua volcano erupts in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010. Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano. (Xinhua/Lourdes Robalino)

Tungurahua volcano erupts ashes and small stones during an explosion in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010. Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano. (Xinhua/Lourdes Robalino)

Tungurahua volcano erupts ashes and small stones during an explosion in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010. Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano. (Xinhua/Lourdes Robalino)

Tungurahua volcano erupts ashes and small stones during an explosion in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010. Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano. (Xinhua/Lourdes Robalino)

Children wear masks to protect themselves from the ashes of the erupting Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010. Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano. (Xinhua/Lourdes Robalino)

Tungurahua volcano erupts in Cotalo, some 170km south west from Ecuador's capital Quito, on May 29, 2010.

Ecuadorian authorities ordered evacuation for thousands of residents near the slopes of the volcano.

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