Ecuador Volcano Tungurahua Spewing Smoke

TUNGURAHUA, ECUADOR - Hundreds of people were evacuated from slopes along a volcano in Ecuador that's spewing smoke and ash.

The volcano's name is Tungurahua but the neighbors call her "grandma." She's more than 16,000 feet high and she's been rumbling for a week.

People have been told to wear masks and schools have been closed.

At least four people were killed when she erupted in 2006. The volcano's about 80 miles southeast of the capital Quito.

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