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Sabancaya volcano
stratovolcano 5967 m / 19,577 ft
Peru, -15.78°S / -71.85°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Sabancaya volcano (Peru): weekly volcanic activity report 16-22 Mar 2020

Monday Mar 30, 2020 08:06 AM | BY: MARTIN
An ash plume from Sabancaya volcano on 28 March (image: INGEMMET)
An ash plume from Sabancaya volcano on 28 March (image: INGEMMET)
The eruptive activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels.
IGP recorded during the period 16-22 Mar 2020 738 volcano-tectonic earthquakes associated with magma rising, 19 explosions per day in average.
An explosions at the volcano generated an ash plumes, which reached approx. 29,400 ft (8,967 m) altitude and drifted S and SW.
No significant changes are expected on the following days. Active lava dome is growing with diameter approx. 280 m that can lead to its collapse associated with small pyroclastic flows.
In case of rainfall, the population is recommended to stay away and avoid driving on the road that crosses the channel of this creek due to lahars (mud flows).
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 12 km distance from the crater.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 30 March 2020
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