Residents have fled villages near Peru’s Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter.
Domingo Ramos, a scientist from Peru’s mining institute, said the volcano reawakened several days ago. The renewed activity led the government to announce a state of emergency in the Andean region of Moquegua, some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Lima.
The region is home to some 40 volcanoes, most of which, unlike Ubinas, are dormant. Officials plan to distribute food, face masks and goggles to help those upwind of the volcano cope with airborne ash.
Coordinates: S 16° 21.300, W 70° 54.180
Saturday, 12 April, 2014 at 04:35 (04:35 AM) UTC RSOE
Ubinas volcano activity 11 April 2014
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Published on Apr 12, 2014
Frequent ash explosions from Ubinas volcano (Peru) seen from the webcam during 11 April 2014.
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