Peru has a modern volcanic monitoring service consisting of a network of geophysical instruments that collect data in real-time on the dynamic behavior of 12 active volcanoes located in the southern region of Peru.
“This is the National Volcanological Center (Cenvul), a new service implemented by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) for the benefit of the country, which began operations on March 1 this year in the Arequipa region”, said Andina News Agency.
The information that generates the Cenvul allows to elaborate reports and alerts on possible volcanic processes that lead to eventual eruptions, which could affect more than 2 million people that live in the surroundings of the volcanic structures.
The service issued reports and alerts 10 days in advance before the partial eruption of the Ubinas volcano, which took place on June 24. “Thanks to the information provided in a timely manner, the authorities adopted immediate preventive measures, such as the Orange Alert declaration given by the Regional Government of Moquegua”, the aforementioned agency wrote.