The Ubinas volcano in Peru has erupted. On Friday, there was an eruption accompanied by the release of a huge cloud of dust and gas – volcanic material rose to a height of 2.5 kilometers above the crater. A state of emergency is in effect in the surrounding districts.
In July he woke up Peruvian Ubinas volcano. The cone located in the southern part of the country erupted several times, forcing the Peruvian Geophysical Institute (IGP) to issue orange alerts for the region. On Friday, the volcano erupted again.
A state of emergency is in force
According to IGP measurements, the eruption was accompanied by the emission of dust and gases to a height of 2.5 kilometers above the crater. The teleSUR.tv website reported that winds carried volcanic material towards the districts of Ubinas, Matalaque, Lloque and Chojata.
Due to the volcano’s high activity, on July 5, the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in seven districts surrounding the giant cone. Initially, the state of emergency was to last 60 days, but on September 2, it was decided to extend it for another two months.
Southern Peru is home to some of the most important mines in the country, as well as several volcanoes – Ubinas is the most active of them. The country lies within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire – an area with a high frequency of earthquakes and volcanic activity.
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