The BBC reports, “Several thousand people have been evacuated from their homes in Ecuador by continuing volcanic eruptions.
“Tungurahua has been spitting out ash and lava for three days, and emitting loud explosions. It returned to life in 1999, after a century of inactivity.”
Just today, The Jakarta Post reported, “Mt. Karangetang on Siau island in Sangihe regency, North Sulawesi, has been spewing clouds of hot ash and lava for the last five days, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents, an official said.”
So far there are no reports of fatalities in either eruption, but Tungurahua and Karangetang have spewed hundreds of tons of ash and *gasp* carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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