Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano
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Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews lava and rocks

3 February 2014 Last updated at 10:49 GMT

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted three times over the weekend, sending huge clouds of ash and smoke into the sky, authorities said.

Two moderate explosions on Saturday were followed by a third, bigger blast.

Local reports say the blast created a column of ash of about 8km (5 miles) above the volcano, which which lies 135km (85 miles) south-east of the capital, Quito.

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