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20 Beautifully Ominous Photos Of The Volcano In Ecuador

The Tungurahua volcano has been active since 1999, but in the past two days has become so violent that nearby villages are being evacuated.

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Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano spews large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, Ecuador, August 19, 2012. 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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