A series of explosions rocked Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano this week, spewing columns of ash into the air that reached as far as the capital, Quito.
The Tungurahua volcano erupts on Feb. 3, 2014, as seen from the town of Cotalo, south of Quito.
Ash fall from the plumes was reported up to 130 kilometers (80 miles) north in the Ecuadoran capital, authorities said.
Located in central Tungurahua province, the volcano came rumbling to life again on Saturday, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages.
Lava spewed by the Tungurahua volcano can be seen from the city of Pelileo, Ecuador, on Feb. 1, 2014.