Ubinas, Peru : presence of emission of lava and magma gases.

Ubinas, Peru : presence of emission of lava and magma gases.

On October 18, the professionals of the Observatorio Vulcanológico del Sur (OVS) of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), are mounted at the top of volcano Ubinas to inspect the crater, to identify possible deformations and check the magmatic gases in situ.

The expedition was composed of Nino Puma and Rolando Chijcheapaza, specialists of the Observatory in this kind of work. Once at the crater rim, and after two hours of climbing, experts have corroborated the constant emission of bluish color (magmatic gases) through the crater and fissures located in the walls of this part of the volcano. Moreover, contrary to what was observed during the last inspection in December 2014, they failed to distinguish the presence of a lava body on the crater floor.

« These inspections help to identify possible deformations in the crater of Ubinas, and verify the presence of emission of lava and magma gases. For Ubinas, it was not possible to conduct regular inspections because of the intense volcanic activity that is reflected in its continuous ash emissions « , said Dr. Orlando Macedo, director of the OVS.

The Ubinas volcano began in September 2013 its current eruptive process. In recent weeks its activity was characterized mainly by the recording of pulses of emission of ash and magmatic gases. The OVS monitors this volcano through a telemetry network consisting of four seismic stations that send real-time information about what is happening on the volcano.

October 27, 2015. Ubinas, Peru :

Source : IGP Perou.

Photo  : IGP

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