Peruvian volcano triggered hundreds of earthquakes

Sabankayya volcano, located in southern Peru, 99 kilometers from the city of Arequipa, its eruption caused hundreds of aftershocks in just two days. In addition, from the crater was seen impressive thickness of ash column height of about 100 meters.

Peruvian volcano triggered hundreds of earthquakes

According to estimates of the Synoptics, an hour from the volcano came about 20 aftershocks. During the two days of observation 22 and 23 February intensify Sabankayya produced about 536 mini-earthquakes. This sudden and high seismic activity prompted local authorities to organize the evacuation of residents in the valley volcano Peruvians.
Next to Sabankayey currently home to about a thousand people. Some of them have started to evacuate on their own after the settlements will be the first homes. In one day, February 22 earthquake destroyed about 80 village houses. The nearest major population center is Arequipa, recently hit by floods. The city declared a "yellow" code of danger.
Volcano Sabankayya height 6 km seriously erupted for nearly a decade. But around February 15, at the top of the volcano began to appear the first signs of fuming, and it was followed by several aftershocks. A similar scenario eruption was in 1986 and before that Sabankayya was silent for 200 years.

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