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Ubinas volcano
Stratovolcano 5672 m (18,609 ft)
Peru, -16.36°S / -70.9°W
Current status: restless (2 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

News from Ubinas volcano:

Ubinas volcano (Peru): moderately strong explosions on 2 and 3 Oct 2016

Tue, 4 Oct 2016, 12:05
12:05 PM | BY: T
Eruption of Ubinas on 3 Oct 2016
Eruption of Ubinas on 3 Oct 2016
A series of explosions occurred at the volcano on 2 and 3 Oct. The first (and strongest one) was at 22:50 (local time) followed by two more at 04:24 and 05:52 (local time) and another relatively powerful one in the evening at 17:15 on 3 Oct.
The ash plumes reached more than 2000 m and drifted northeast and light ash falls occurred in the villages of Santa Rosa, Phara Yanapuqui, and Ubinas at 5 km SE of the volcano.
The new eruptions, the first explosions since January 2016, came not as a large surprise as Peruvian volcanologists had observed significant changes in the volcano's monitoring data from mid-September, in particular increased seismicity.
The overall seismic activity had increased further at the end of last month, and included signals typical for internal fluid movements (tremor and long-period earthquakes) as well as rock-fracturing signals, typical for shallow magma movements.
At the surface, intense degassing had been observed since mid September.

Previous news

Thu, 15 Sep 2016, 22:10
Increased degassing from Ubinas volcano on 13 Sep 2016 (image: Melquiades Alvarez / IGP)
The volcano has been showing increased signs of unrest that could herald a new phase of activity in the new future. ... read all
Sat, 16 Jan 2016, 11:38
A moderately large vulcanian-type explosion occurred at the volcano yesterday 12:53 local time. An ash plume rose 3 km above the crater and drifted SE. Light ash fall occurred in up to 10 km distance, including the villages of Sacohaya, Querapi and Ubinas. read all
Fri, 13 Nov 2015, 17:49
Ash plume from Ubinas volcano this afternoon
Another small explosion occurred this afternoon at the volcano, similar to the event a week ago. An ash plume rose approx. 500 m above the crater and quickly dissipated. ... read all
Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 07:29
Explosion at Ubinas volcano last evening
A small explosive eruption occurred last evening, producing an ash plume that rose approx. 1 km above the crater and quickly dissipated. Seismic activity at the volcano remains low, according to the corresponding bulletin of Buenos Aires VAAC. ... read all

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