Ecuador declares volcano alert

2012-12-17 10:48

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Quito - Ecuador issued an orange alert - the second-highest warning level - for towns near the Tungurahua volcano on Sunday, as its level of activity rose, civil defence officials said.

Greater activity has been building since Wednesday, along with a slight increase in gas emissions from the 5 029-meter volcano, located about 135 kilometres south of the capital Quito, the Geophysical Institute said.

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