Ubinas registers new explosion and ash emissions

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Ubinas erupted this morning at 10:26 a.m. and sent ashes 1,200 meters above the crater according to a report by the “Instituto Geologico Minero y Metalurgico (Ingemmet)”:http://www.ingemmet.gob.pe/form/Inicio.aspx.

Located in Moquegua of southern Peru, the Ubinas volcano has been registering eruptions consistently for the last few months, with four in the last week, reports “El Comercio”:http://elcomercio.pe/peru/moquegua/volcan-ubinas-registra-nueva-explosion-y-emision-cenizas-noticia-1822479?ref=portada_home.

The new report from the Observatorio Vulcanológico del Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (IGP) or the Geophysical Institute of Peru, found that the eruption this morning at 10:26 a.m. sent ashes outwards an radius of 15 kilometers.

The populations of Escacha, Ubinas, Lloque, Santa Rosa de Pharam Chojata and San Miguel were most affected as the ashes have spread since the eruption.

Earlier this month, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) celebrated its “25th anniversary”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-igp-celebrates-25-years-of-volcanic-research-106514 and visited educational institutions educating children on volcanic research, according to a press release provided by the Observatorio Vulcanologico del Sur.

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Hillary Ojeda

Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.