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Tungurahua volcano erupts in Ecuador

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The Tungurahua volcano is seen from Juive Grande, Ecuador, early Aug. 19. The Tungurahua volcano erupted with explosions and tremblings described as volcanic activity in the range between moderate and high. Reportedly the region was put on an orange alert.

Carlos Campana / Reuters

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, about 110 miles south of Quito Aug. 19. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate due to increased activity of the volcano. The Tungurahua volcano has been in an active state since October 1999.

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A cow covered with ashes is seen in the skirts of the Tungurahua volcano after it began spewing large clouds of gas and ash.

Carlos Campana / Reuters

A house covered with ashes is seen in the skirts of the Tungurahua volcano.