President Martin Vizcarra declared a state of emergency in the area that surrounds the Ubinas volcano after it began to emit moderate levels of ash.
“According to Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN), ash from the volcano covered 617 schools and 20 health centres in the southern region of the Andean nation in South America”, said Express.
In addition, the Minister of Health, Zulema Tomás, said that the government is assessing relocating the citizens that lived in the affected areas.
Peru’s location in the Ring of Fire – which is a large area in the Pacific Ocean that registers about 85% of all of the seismic activity in the world – makes it common for earthquakes to occur in the country and for volcanos to constantly erupt.
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