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Explosion at Ubinas volcano 17 July (IGP)
Friday, Jul 18, 2014
A relatively powerful explosion occurred yesterday at 08:15 local time, producing an ash plume rising 5 km above the volcano's crater. [more]
Steam and ash venting at Ubinas today
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Since some days ago, the volcano's activity has changed from intermittent, sporadic explosions followed by more or less long-lasting quiet intervals to producing near-constant emissions of low steam and ash plumes. [more]

Ubinas volcano

Stratovolcano 5672 m (18,609 ft)
Peru, -16.36°S / -70.9°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Ubinas volcano videos
Last update: 18 Jul 2014
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ubinas volcano eruptions: 2009-2010, 2006-08, 1969, 1956, 1951, 1937, 1907, 1906, 1869, 1867, 1865, 1862, 1830, 1826(?), 1784, 1677, 1662, 1600, 1550 ± 50y
Last earthquakes nearby: No recent earthquakes
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Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano. A small, 1.4-km-wide caldera cuts the top of the volcano. The steep-walled, 150-m-deep summit caldera contains an ash cone with a 500-m-wide and 200 m deep crater Debris-avalanche deposits from the collapse of the SE flank of Ubinas about 3700 years ago extend 10 km from the volcano. Widespread plinian pumice-fall deposits from Ubinas include one of Holocene age about 1000 years ago. Holocene lava flows are visible on the volcano's flanks, but historical activity, documented since the 16th century, has consisted of intermittent minor-to-moderate explosive eruptions.
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Source: abbreviated from Global Volcanism Program information on Ubinas


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