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People, Animals Forced To Evacuate After Peru's Ubinas Volcano Erupts
2014-04-18 07:33:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities in Peru have called for the evacuation of 4,000 people living around the Ubinas volcano, which has been erupting ash clouds up to two miles into the sky. The evacuation includes people from two regional districts: Moquegua and Arequipa. According to Notimerica, the Ubinas volcano "is not only a threat to the human population in both districts, but the entire population of llamas (llamas , alpacas and vicuna ) which...

Predicting Activity Inside And Out For Peruvian Volcanoes
2013-09-03 04:56:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Underneath volcanoes, water and fire coexist to generate “hydrothermal” systems. These systems are complex “steam engines” that produce white smoke – fumaroles – sometimes observed at the surface. A new study, led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), demonstrates why these hydrothermal reservoirs are not always found under volcanic peaks. The volcanologists conducted their study at the Ticsani and...

2006-04-22 20:25:49

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency on Saturday in southern towns that have been showered by ash from the Ubinas volcano and asked the military to help evacuate poor farming families from the area. Ubinas, which had been inactive for almost 40 years, has been spitting out ash, smoke and toxic gases for most of the month, alarming thousands of people living in nearby rural areas, killing livestock and polluting water sources. The government...

2006-04-20 16:05:00

By Maria Luisa Palomino UBINAS, Peru -- A volcano in southern Peru spewed a fresh plume of gray smoke high into the sky on Thursday, alarming villagers who have seen their livestock sickened or killed by ash falling on pastureland. Most farming families who live on the slopes of the Ubinas volcano have resisted calls to leave their homes since it rumbled back to life about two weeks ago, even though many have reported breathing problems and poisoned livestock. "Ashes fell all over the place...

2006-04-19 17:30:00

AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - At least 1,000 people have suffered respiratory problems from a tower of ash spewing from the Ubinas volcano in southern Peru, and 20 llamas have died after eating poisoned grass, a local official said on Wednesday. Ubinas, in the Moquegua region 550 miles south of Lima, has been belching for much of the month and this week sent smoke and ash 2,600 feet into the air, spreading a thick carpet of ash on areas north of the volcano. Officials said the volcano continued...

2006-04-18 17:09:11

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Officials urged a small farming town in southern Peru to evacuate on Tuesday after a volcano sent smoke and ash 2,600 feet into the air, but residents were reluctant to leave. "A yellow alert has been called, which means precaution due to emission of gases and steam," Armando Minaya, head of the geophysical institute in the southern city of Arequipa, told Reuters. "Civil Defense has sent small anti-gas masks to the town of Querapi and covers for their water...


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