Powerful Eruption of Sangay Volcano in Ecuador Covers Several Cities in Ash

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The eruption of a volcano in Ecuador’s Amazon region left several cities covered in ash on Tuesday.

The strong eruption fueled concerns of a potential health impact as the South American nation slowly emerges from a brutal coronavirus outbreak.

Sangay volcano erupts and covers towns in ash in Ecuador on June 9, sangay volcano eruption ash ecuador video, sangay volcano eruption ash ecuador pictures
Sangay volcano erupts and covers towns in ash in Ecuador on June 9, 2020. Picture via Youtube video

The Sangay volcano has had moderate eruptions for over a year that have had little impact because of its remote location, but a recent change in wind patterns has pushed ash toward the coast and affected areas including the largest city, Guayaquil.

The ash comes out of the Sangay volcano and spreads into the Guayas province, and we see a quantity of ash that is arriving near Guayaquil,” Benjamin Bernard of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador told reporters, referring to the province where Guayaquil is located.

The institute said it expects minor volcanic eruptions to continue in the coming days but does not expect a major eruption.

Did you know that there is a super-volcano in Ecuador and if it erupts, the mega-eruption would wipe out the country… More volcanic eruption news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [NYT, Rasa-Informa]

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5 COMMENTS

  1. today: 6.0 in Southern Mid Atlantic Ridge Also 5.4 after shock same area as well. Am i right about quakes. My predictions will come and you be judge. California to Vancouver BC is shaking?
    By July 4 of 2020 there will be a bigger quake will hit for Anniversary of Ridgcrest ,Trona and Bakersfield and also Mina ,NV and Idaho is still shaking with Salt Lake city?

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