Lahars reported at Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes, Peru

Lahars reported at Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes, Peru

Lahars were recorded at Peru's Ubinas and Huaynaputina volcanoes on February 11, 2020. Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) is urging residents and tourists to stay away. IGP said the seismic station at Ubinas recorded internal tremors associated with the lahar…

New eruptive phase starts at Ubinas volcano, alert level raised, Peru

New eruptive phase starts at Ubinas volcano, alert level raised, Peru

A new eruptive phase started at Ubinas volcano, Peru on June 24, 2019, following a seismic swarm detected since June 21. This is the first activity at the volcano since March 2017. Ash emissions mixed with gases and water vapor began at 12:18 UTC (07:18 LT), rising…

Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Largest lahar in 5 years at Ubinas volcano, Peru

A damaging lahar was produced by heavy rain falling over Ubinas volcano on February 6, 2019. The first signal was recorded at 15:10 local time in the region of Moquegua. This is the third lahar so far in 2019 and the largest since 2014, Ingemmet volcanologist…

Ubinas starts erupting after 9 months of calm, Peru

Ubinas starts erupting after 9 months of calm, Peru

After almost 9 full months of calm, Peru's Ubinas volcano has started erupting again on October 3, 2016 (October 2, local time). Although volcanic ash is not identifiable by satellites, weak emissions of steam and gases were observed by webcams. Aviation color…

Moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Peru's INGEMMET reports a moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano at 17:53 UTC on January 15, 2016. An ash plume rose to about 3 km (9 842 feet) above the summit and drifted to the southeast. This is about 8 672 m (28 450 feet) above the sea…

Large lahars block access to the town of Ubinas, Peru

Large lahars block access to the town of Ubinas, Peru

According to Peru's Observatorio Volcanológico del Sur (OVS) snow melt during April 12 – 13, 2015 led to large lahars that descended the southern flank of Ubinas volcano blocking off access to the town of Ubinas. Authorities are warning locals to be on alert.

Ubinas volcano enters new eruptive phase, Peru

Ubinas volcano enters new eruptive phase, Peru

Peru's Ubinas volcano erupted at 08:32 UTC on April 8, 2015 covering nearby villages with a thin layer of ash. Emissions of steam and gasses reached an estimated altitude of 5.1 km, Buenos Aires VAAC reports.Ash fall was expected within 25 km to the southeast. Exper