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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): near-constant ash emissions; ash to 24,000 ft

Wednesday May 20, 2020 08:18 AM | BY: MARTIN

Emissions rising from Sabancaya volcano (image: INGEMMET)
Emissions rising from Sabancaya volcano (image: INGEMMET)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires recorded explosive activity from the active crater with near-constant ash emissions that reached 24,000 ft (7,300 m) altitude and drifted E.
The Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) recorded during 11-17 May 2020 413 volcano-tectonic earthquakes associated with magma rising. Additionally recorded 12 explosions at regular intervals per day.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits, but are not expected to threaten inhabited areas.
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 20 May 2020
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