Tungurahua in Ecuador Erupts

Tungurahua‘s, in Ecuador, molten rock so hot it glows visibly pours down the sides of the 5,000-meter high volcano, while a cloud of dark ash is seen being ejected toward the left.  Photographer Patrick Taschler

Wispy white clouds flow around the lava-lit peak, while a star-lit sky shines in the distance. The above image was captured in 2006 as ash fell around the adventurous photographer. The volcano has become active roughly every 90 years since for the last 1,300 years.

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Tungurahua volcano map

Tungurahua volcano

image from the Wikimedia Commons, by David Torres Costales