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  • 20 March, 2021

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Ecuador’s Sangay Volcano Eruption

Ecuador’s Sangay volcano erupted and blew clouds of ash as high as 8,500 meters into the sky.

About Sangay Volcano:

  • Sangay is an active stratovolcano in central Ecuador.
    • Strato volcanoes are conical volcanoes composed of multiple layers of intermediate to lava, ash, and other volcanic debris.
  • Sangay Volcano is located on the eastern edge of the Andes Mountains.
    • The Andes is the longest mountain range in the world and boasts some of the highest peaks.
    • The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.
  • Sangay Volcano hosts a significant biological community.
  • Therefore, since 1983, its ecological community has been protected as part of the Sangay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

About Ecuador:

  • Ecuador is a country in the northwestern part of South America.
  • It is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
  • Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific which is about 1,000 kilometres west of the mainland.
  • Ecuador is a part of the Pacific Rim’s “Ring of Fire” region. It has eight volcanoes in its territory.

Source: TH


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