Ecaudor's Tungurahua volcano erupts in fiery explosions

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TOPSHOT - The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. / AFP / Juan Cevallos (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. / AFP / Juan Cevallos (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. / AFP / Juan Cevallos (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Tungurahua volcano spews fumes and lava on February 27, 2016 in Huambalo, Ecuador, affecting neighboring parishes with ashfall. / AFP / Juan Cevallos (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and ashes on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and ashes on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and ashes on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and ashes on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and ashes on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the Tungurahua volcano's ash plume on February 27, 2016 in Cahuaji, Chimborazo, 130km south from Quito. Ecuadorean authorities raised the alert level from yellow to orange, after an increase of the Tungurahua volcano activity, which spewed a column of ash five kilometres high. AFP PHOTO / JUAN CEVALLOS / AFP / JUAN CEVALLOS (Photo credit should read JUAN CEVALLOS/AFP/Getty Images)
Incandescent lava bombs are ejected to the upper slopes of the volcano Tungurahua during an eruption as seen from Guadalupe, Ecuador, late Saturday, March 5, 2016.Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Incandescent lava bombs are ejected to the upper slopes of the volcano Tungurahua during an eruption as seen from Guadalupe, Ecuador, late Saturday, March 5, 2016.Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption as seen from inside a house in Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Women play soccer as the Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption in Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
A woman stands next to her cat at the doorway of her house as the Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption in Huambalo, Ecuador, Saturday, March 5, 2016. Tungurahua is 16,480 feet (5,023 meters) high and has been active since 1999.(AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Tungurahua, one of Ecuador's 84 volcanos, began a fiery multi-day eruption around February 27th. It has spewed ash more than 20,000 feet in the air and has exploded at least 70 times, according to National Geographic.

Tungurahua which means 'throat of fire' is approximately 84 miles from the country's capitol of Quito and is over 16,000 feet high. The volcano has been classified as active since 1999.

Authorities have issued an orange alert, classifying the eruption as mild to moderate.

Ecuador's Tungurahua Volcano Explodes

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