Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, south of Quito, on Friday. Tungurahua, a stratovolcano whose name means "Throat of Fire" in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999 and has experienced a recent increase in moderate seismic activity. Its last major eruption began on Feb. 1 this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued an advisory for the ash cloud from Friday's eruption.
'Throat of Fire' Volcano Blasts Molten Rock and Ash in Ecuador
Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rocks and large clouds of gas and ash near Banos, south of Quito, on Friday.