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Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

Volcano Eruption Peru Moquegua Region, [Ubinas Volcano] Damage level Details

 

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Volcano Eruption in Peru on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 at 03:28 (03:28 AM) UTC.

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The Scientific Permanent Monitoring Committee and the Peruvian have declared Ubinas volcano on orange alert, meaning that local communities have to be evacuated. The volcano, which has been active again since September last year, erupted March 31, giving off ash for one thousand meters. The 20 families living in Querapi were temporarily evacuated shortly after the eruption, but are yet to be permanently relocated to Pampas de Hawái. As well as residents of Querapi, people living in Tonohaya, also in Moquegua, and San Juan de Tarucani, Arequipa, also need to be evacuated. Civil Defense chief, Miguel Alayza said that they were waiting for the alert to go from yellow to the more serious orange before they could proceed. Regional president of Moquegua, Martín Vizcarra said that the volcanic activity would affect five thousand people in that area, while in San Juan de Tarucani, Arequipa, 637 families would be affected, according to El Comercio. Ubinas volcano is considered to be the most active volcano of Peru. Eruptions have been reported since 1550.

 

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Volcano Eruption in Peru on Thursday, 17 April, 2014 at 03:28 (03:28 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Friday, 18 April, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
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Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 4 kilometres high. The Andina state news agency quotes Agriculture Minister Juan Benites as saying it will take three days beginning today to move the residents of two southern districts and their 30,000 sheep, cows, horses, burros and other animals. Peru’s health ministry says about 40 people have complained of eye inflammation and stomach problems from ash that has been falling from Ubinas since March 29. The 5,672-metre volcano is Peru’s most active. It most recent strong eruption period occurred from 2006-2009.

 

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Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

PanARMENIAN.Net – Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.

The Andina state news agency quotes Agriculture Minister Juan Benites as saying it will take three days beginning Thursday, April 17, to move the residents of two southern districts and their 30,000 sheep, cows, horses, burros and other animals.

 

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Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud

Footage shows huge clouds of ash escaping from Ubinas

Officials said it would take three days to move 4,000 residents and their livestock to safer grounds.

Ubinas, Peru’s most active volcano, recently began spewing ash clouds up to 4km (two miles) high.

An eruption of cinder and toxic gases in 2006 killed livestock and forced a similar evacuation.

 

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