Video: Volcanic eruption caught in Ecuador

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A British photographer captured video of a spectacular volcanic eruption in Ecuador Tuesday.

Dr. Richard Roscoe documented the explosion of a little-known active stratovolcano in the Amazonian Andes of Ecuador known as Reventador in early December.

Roscoe and a German colleague captured the rumblings and fiery explosions with wide-angle videos using moonlight alone by applying a unique filming technique at a specific rate and sped up the video to show the activity over the course of a three-day period.

Reventador's last recorded major activity was in 2002 when a huge eruption happened with almost no warning, and it's pyroclastic flow of gas and matter wiped out a nearby valley and damaged pipelines, according to Roscoe.

Volcanologists said Reventador is undergoing another explosive phase with gas and lava spewing from vents in its summit.

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