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The Tungurahua volcano spews molten rock and ash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE JACOME / EFE

Ash and steam billow from the Tungurahua volcano, as seen from Huambalo, Ecuador.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press

With the Tungurahua volcano eruption in the background, Segundo Guato crosses a field as he cares for his livestock.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press

A view of the Tungurahua volcano from Patate, Ecuador.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS CAMPANA / AFP

Ash and steam create a cloud over the erupting Tungurahua volcano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dolores Ochoa / Associated Press

As seen from Juive, Ecuador, the Tungurahua Volcano spews lava and rocks glowing from the heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS CAMPANA / AFP

Ash and steam partially obscure the Tungurahua volcano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS CAMPANA / AFP

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QUITO, Ecuador — Authorities say 110 families have been evacuated from the vicinity of the Tungurahua volcano, which has been spewing molten rock and ash since the weekend.

Spokeswoman Mercedes Taipe of Ecuador’s Geophysics Institute said a column of vapor and ash up to 2.5 miles high has characterized the moderate-to-strong eruption.

She said Tuesday that a half a dozen villages are being showered in ash. She had no immediate estimate on economic damage to local farming.

The 16,48-foot volcano 84 miles southeast of Quito has been active since 1999.

In July and August of 2006, eruptions of Tungurahua killed at least four people, left two missing and forced the evacuation of thousands.

– Associated Press

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