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17 jan. 2020 | 09h37 UTC

Peru: Increased activity at Sabancaya volcano January 16

Peru Alerte de sécurité

Increased activity reported at Sabancaya volcano on January 16; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/1/2020, 12h00 until 21/1/2020, 11h59 (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Sabancaya


The Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) issued a warning on Thursday, January 16, following a surge in activity of the Sabancaya volcano. Sabancaya, located around 80 km (50 mi) from Arequipa, began spewing ash and smoke on Tuesday, January 14. On Thursday, a volcanic ash column rose up to estimated 7600 m (25,000 ft). 

Disruptions to transportation are possible in the vicinity of the volcano over the coming hours and days, particularly in the event of a hazardous eruption.


Individuals present in affected areas are advised to keep abreast of the situation and to follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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