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On Tuesday, December 18, the Tungurahua volcano erupted in Ecuador and caused evacuation from the nearby villages.
The volcano, situated about 130 km southeast from the capital Quito, was showing signs of activity since Friday. It spewed ash and gas that could be seen kilometers away.
The volcano is close to Banos, a popular tourist destination in that part of the country.
The Ecuadorian government issued second-highest alert and stressed out that the traveling in that area is dangerous. The officials were giving advices for locals to leave at least the highest areas of the town where the ash clouds are. The refugee camps were set around the area.