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Ecuador: Tungurahua volcano spews hot ash

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The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has spewed a 10-kilometer column of hot ash and smoke, Agence France-Presse reported.

There was a loud explosion "that lasted for five minutes," experts said.

Tungurahua is among the eight active volcanoes in Ecuador, which is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that makes it prone to volcanic eruptions.

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