Ubinas has had 25 recorded eruptions since 1550 and is considered Peru’s most active volcano. Since the beginning of the month there have been 9 explosions of ash and gas which have damaged crops and polluted water supplies. Ubinas’ summit is at 5672 m and she is located in Moquegua province, 1250km south of Lima.
Wikipedia, on the 2006 eruption: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubinas
IGP website: http://www.igp.gob.pe/portal/
Latest volcano reports: http://www.igp.gob.pe/reportevulcanologico/
First report on Volcanocafe was from Renato Rio:
I have read somewhere over FB that Ubinas volcano, in Peru, has had a phreato (magmatic) explosion. Maybe this information could be confirmed. 🙂
I found this very interesting Documentary film about Misti and Ubinas. Although it is in Spanish I found it easy to pick up the general gist of the commentary. Some superb views of the road following the pass of the Altiplano. I think Lurking will agree with me that that road looks to be a bad place to break down or have a flat. Certainly I would advise taking a couple of spare tyres as the rocks on the road are probably pretty sharp! Also the film shows again the lengths to which Volcanologists will go to collect data in order to try to predict lahars, pyroclastic flows and eruptions. Society does not appreciate their work enough.
Found it! Ubinas volcano.
It is not clear if there is juvenile magma ascent…
Schteve’s Selection of videos:
2nd explosion, filmed by IGP volcanologists:
And a slightly disturbing edit of (I think) the same:
Erik Klemetti has a short post today on Ubinas’ eruption, citing IGP statements that they have been phreatic caused by snowfall, and more such can be expected in bad weather conditions. However, a group of scientists have been “sent” to investigate the state of the volcano.
Fire and ice in the Andes: snow makes a volcano erupt.
Same thing could happen for most of Iceland I think. Yet it is just steam.
This one’s a lot of fun… Schteve 😀
This is a well balanced report:
IGP reports a notable increase in seismic tremor starting at 2 a.m. but says that the levels of tremor are still very moderate.
Worth keeping an eye on I think…