Monday, 25 October 2021 04:09 GMT

Evacuations in southern Peru over volcano eruption

(MENAFN On Friday, hundreds of people who are living by a volcano in southern Peru have been evacuated after it erupted and spread ash.

The Ubinas Volcano spewed out ash and impacted more than eight nearby areas, is also the most active volcano in Peru and it recorded two explosions since sunrise.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra described it as a major event and different from any they have had in recent years, and called for the evacuation.

The volcano's activity will rise in the next days with stronger eruptions and more ash releases coming, as the Geophysical Institute of Peru forecasted.

The volcano, which is 5,672 meters high and placed in the Moquegua district, saw its more active period from 2013 to 2016.


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