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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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2016, 2015, 2014, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1990-95, 1988, 1986, 1784, 1750, <1595(?)
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Sabancaya volcano (Peru): weekly volcanic activity report 2-9 Mar 2020

Wednesday Mar 11, 2020 09:07 AM | BY: MARTIN

An explosive eruption from Sabancaya volcano (image: INGEMMET)
An explosive eruption from Sabancaya volcano (image: INGEMMET)
The eruptive activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels.
IGP recorded during the period 2-9 Mar 2020 748 volcano-tectonic earthquakes associated with magma rising, 17 explosions per day in average.
An explosions at the volcano generated an ash plumes, which reached approx. 31,700 ft (9,667 m) altitude and drifted W, NW and N.
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 Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 2-9 Mar 2020
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