Ecuador records 125 explosions of Tungurahua volcano
www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-26 12:20:55   Print

    QUITO, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador recorded 125 moderate explosions of the Tungurahua volcano in center of the Andes Sunday, according to the Geophysics Institute (GI) of the National Polytechnic School.

    "The volcanic activities continue with a high seismic level, mainly characterized by moderate explosions," the IG reported.

    There are also 32 earthquakes inside the mountain and continuous shocks for 17 times.

    The ash emissions have caused an ash rain in Pillate and Guadalupe near the volcano. At the same time, those emissions have formed 3-km-high clouds.

    Tungurahua volcano is 5,029 meters high and located about 135 km south from Quito. The volcano began its current eruptive process in November 1999 and since then has alternatively frequent activities or calmness.    

Editor: Gao Ying
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