Watch: Volcanic ash turns sky black in Ecuador
Videos show skies after an 8-kilometre ash plume erupted from the Sangay volcano.
Residents of the Ecuadorean city of Riobamba awoke to darkened skies on Thursday as clouds of ash pluming out of the Sangay volcano in the Amazon region spread and coated several towns further west.
Videos on social media capture the aftermath of an ash plume that had risen to 8,480 metres above the volcano’s crater on Thursday.
This is what the sky looked like in the morning in Riobamba, Ecuador after the Sangay volcano expelled an 8-kilometre-high column of ash. pic.twitter.com/RY2qGeVCml— euronews (@euronews) March 12, 2021
Authorities cancelled events in Chimborazo province and recommended residents stay in their homes.
Ecuador, part of the Pacific Rim’s “Ring of Fire” region prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, has eight volcanoes in its territory.
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