Volcano in Ecuador – level 2

27-08-2015 07:00

Cotopaxi Volcano is Ecuador’s highest active volcano. The volcano began to spew ash and smoke after a tremor last Friday. It looked amazing.

One town lies 45 kilometres north of the volcano, and some people came together to watch the eruption.

The volcano rises to nearly 6,000 metres and the ash spewed up to 2 kilometres in the air. Later, it covered nearby towns.

People do not need to leave the area, but there is a state of emergency. People watch the volcano closely. Before this eruption, it erupted 75 years ago in 1940.

Difficult words: spew (to let out with a lot of force), ash (the black or grey stuff which appears when something is burnt), tremor (when the ground shakes).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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