A volcanic eruption in Ecuador, on Tuesday, has left several cities covered in ash. The Sangay volcano erupted in the Amazon region.
The eruption of a volcano in Ecuador's Amazon region left several cities covered in ash on Tuesday, fueling concerns of a potential health impact as the South American nation slowly emerges from a brutal coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/UsxSigbWLK— Faolan 🇨🇦 (@EpipremnumSnolf) June 9, 2020
In the past, this volcano has had moderate eruptions but, due to its remote location it has never really had a major impact on the surrounding regions. However, things were different this time.
Due to recent change in wind pattern, the ash was pushed towards the coast which affected neighbouring regions including the largest city, Guayaquil.
And, in order to avert respiratory problems, authorities have been clearing ash from public spaces.
A volcanic eruption in Ecuador has left several cities covered in ash pic.twitter.com/yB1BwOnOeY— Faytuks News 🔴 (@Faytuks) June 9, 2020
Karen Figueroa, a homemaker who was removing ash from the patio of her house, in an interview said:
Now we have to wear the mask not only because of the coronavirus but also because of the ash that covers all of Guayaquil.
Experts say minor volcanic eruptions will continue for the next few days but, they don't expect it to be major.
2020, will you please calm down?