Ecuador’s fabled “Throat of Fire” volcano has erupted forcing hundreds of village residents located 80 miles outside of Quito and in the tourist town of Banos to flee in fear for their lives.
The “Throat of Fire” as it is know in English is actually called the Tungurahua volcano, an Indian Quechuan word. The volcano has been threatening to erupt for close to decade having eruptions in 2006, 2008 and last May.
The ‘Throat of Fire’ is one of eight active volcanoes in the country. At the time of eruption it was seen spewing ash, gas and rocks for its core.