The TelegraphVillage 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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