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Ubinas volcano (Peru): moderate lahars

Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 11:11
11:11 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lahars from Ubinas volcano (image: IGP)
Lahars from Ubinas volcano (image: IGP)
On 1 January at about 18:00 local time IGP seismic instruments recorded a moderate lahars (mud flows) which traveled downslope in SE Volcanmayo direction located 2 km away from Ubinas town as heavy rainfalls remobilised the fresh ash deposits as can be seen in the attached video below.
The population is recommended to stay away from the streams and avoid Querapi-Ubinas-Huarina highway.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 4 January 2021

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Ubinas volcano
Stratovolcano 5672 m (18,609 ft)
Peru, -16.36°S / -70.9°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Ubinas volcano eruptions:
2014-16, 2009-2010, 2006-08, 1969, 1956, 1951, 1937, 1907, 1906, 1869, 1867, 1865, 1862, 1830, 1826(?), 1784, 1677, 1662, 1600, 1550 ± 50y
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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