September 5, 2013. Waking up the other day volcano Ubinas Peru continues to throw ash and gas. On Wednesday, he visited the crater by helicopter President Ollanta Humala.
Ubinas intensified on Monday after a four-year lull. Awakening accompanied by five explosions. A column of ash and gas rose by 2 kilometers.
The next day, in the depths of the volcano rumbled another explosion, scaring residents of the surrounding towns.
Local resident: "This has affected the animals as well as people — children, adults. We want to help protect us, the elderly, children, our animals are seriously affected by the ash cloud from the volcano and gas. "
However, while the activity of Ubinasa estimated as low, and the evacuation is required, authorities say. But how to behave on the volcano — is difficult to predict.
Ollanta Humala, president of Peru: "This eruption occurs every 15 years. We need to keep track of magnitude, in case you have to evacuate. "
Ubinas height of 5670 meters is considered one of the most active volcanoes in Peru. Since the XVI century, it erupted more than 20 times. In 2006 there have already entered a state of emergency when Ubinas threw ashes.
Is believed to volcanologists, this time the eruption triggered befell his country of heavy snowfall. Last week, in nine Peruvian provinces because they had entered a state of emergency.