Ubinas , Peru : ash column 3,000 meters above the crater .

Ubinas , Peru : ash column 3,000 meters above the crater .

After a brief silence, Ubinas volcano located in the Moquegua region registered a new explosion this afternoon, according to the Scientific Committee of Permanent Monitoring.
The explosion was registered at 12:53 p.m. and sent an ash column 3,000 meters above the crater, according to the committee made up of specialists from the Volcano Observatory of the South of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) and from the Volcano Observatory of Ingemmet.
The committee informed that the ash column scattered south and southwest, reaching a radius of 10 kilometers.

RELEASE ALERT VOLCANO ASH UBINAS (01/16/15 – 24:53)

We send alert scattering ash explosion recorded at 12:53 pm in the Ubinas volcano. The Scientific Monitoring Standing Committee, consisting of the Volcano Observatory of the South and the Volcanological Observatory Ingemmet, inform them novelty in relation to the activity of this massif.

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* Alert ashfall *
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TYPE OF EVENT: IMPORTANT EMISSIONS WITH ASH AND GASES
DATE: January 15, 2016
LOCAL TIME: 12h 53m
ASH dispersion direction: SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
ERUPTIVE COLUMN HEIGHT: 3000 meters
ASH dispersion area: 10 km
TOWNS AND AREAS AFFECTED: Querapi, Ubinas, Tonohaya, San Miguel, Anascapa, Huatagua, Sacohaya

OBSERVATIONS: Issuance of ash and gases in the form of vertical column. Ash emissions could continue throughout the day.

For further details on this event, visit the website of the South Volcano Observatory (OVS) and the Volcanological Observatory INGEMMET (OVI).

The towns affected by the emission of ashes and gas include Querapi, Ubinas, Tonohaya, San Miguel, Anascapa, Huatagua, Sacohaya and communities located in the Moquegua region.
The Scientific Committee informed that the ash emissions could continue throughout the day.
About 600 families live near Ubinas volcano within a radius of 12 kilometers informed Civil Defense authorities. They recommend that local populations take necessary precautions by wearing goggles and protecting water sources.

January 16 , 2016. Ubinas , Peru :

Source : Peruthisweek , IGP .

Photo : Diariocorréo, Ingemmet.

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