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05 Sep 2019 | 09:15 AM UTC

Peru: Ubinas volcano in Moquegua Region erupts September 4 /update 1

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Ubinas volcano in Moquegua Region erupts three times on September 4; adhere to instructions by local authorities

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/9/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Moquegua

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Event

The Ubinas volcano in the Moquegua region erupted three times on Wednesday, September 4, disposing solid and fine ash and producing an ash column of about 2500 meters (8202 feet). The eruption was recorded at 05:51 (local time). Researchers stated they are constantly monitoring the volcano for any significant developments.

Further eruptions are possible in the coming hours and days.

Context

A state of emergency was issued in the area on July 24 due to increased activity. Other eruptions were recorded on July 22 and on July 23. Each eruption yielded fragments and volcanic material to fall over surrounding villages. There are over 29,000 people in the immediate area.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected area are advised to avoid the vicinity of the volcano, monitor the situation, adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and wear respiratory masks and covering clothing to protect skin from ashfall.

 

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