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Village evacuated as Peru's Ubinas volcano erupts
« on: April 02, 2014, 04:56:43 PM »
The Telegraph

Village evacuated as Peru's Ubinas volcano erupts
Ubinas volcano in southwest Peru erupts, sending smoke and ash into the air. It became active again in September 2013 after lying dormant for decades

8:15PM BST 02 Apr 2014

A volcano in Peru that has not erupted in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

The volcano in southwestern Peru blasted back to life causing 60 villagers from Querapi, near its base, to be relocated on Saturday, Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said.

"We are readying a shelter for refugees from the blasts," he added, noting that the whole Moquegua region was on alert.

"The volcano has been emitting a lot of ash all day, the people in the town (of Ubinas) are having some problems breathing, the mayor added. They have been given masks, he said.

Peru's geological and mining agency (Ingemmet) said lava had been building up in recent weeks, and warned locals they should prepare for the possibility of more evacuations.

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Re: Village evacuated as Peru's Ubinas volcano erupts
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 05:10:15 PM »
Not at all surprising.  Large Chilean earthquakes like we saw just yesterday have been proven to set off sympathetic volcanic eruptions thousands of miles away.  South America's Western mountains are riddled with volcanoes, being on the edge of the Pacific Rim of Fire, and any large seismic event in that area is bound to set off other faults, and even awaken long dormant volcanoes. 

The last time there was a large Chilean earthquake around 2006, Yellowstone's seismic activity increased dramatically, including an alarming increase in the swelling of the ground above a large mass of magma beneath the park.  It will be interesting to see if another swarm of small quakes hits Yellowstone in the next couple of weeks....

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Re: Village evacuated as Peru's Ubinas volcano erupts
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 05:19:00 PM »
While lefties plot to turn the world more towards greater government control, via "globull warming"

goode olde Mother Earth plots to alter her spinning mud ball, some other way.

How would Albert Gore have us stave off earthquakes and volcanic eruptions? Are those manmade, too?

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