Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Ubinas
in Peru

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Ubinas can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 354020
Name: Ubinas
Lat/Lon: -16.355 , -70.903
Event Date: 24 Jul 2019 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 15000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 1120000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 5
Population Exposure Index PEI: 3
Inserted at: 24 Jul 2019 08:56 UTC


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Peru - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 23 Jul 2019)Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:02

  • On 19 July 2019, Ubinas Volcano (southern Peru, close to the border with Bolivia and Chile) started to erupt magmatic gas and ash plume approximately 5 km high. The eruption column moved eastwards and ashes fell on several Departments of southern Peru, also reaching areas in the neighbouring Bolivia.
  • According to national authorities, as of 23 July, more than 1,000 people have been evacuated. In addition, the ashfall affected around 29,000 people and covered 617 schools and 20 health centers across Moquegua, Arequipa, Puno and Tacna Departments (Peru).
  • The Government of Peru has declared a State of Emergency for 60 days in 12 Districts of the above mentioned Departments.
  • According to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), an orange alert has been issued in a radius less than 15 km from the crater.
Peru - Volcanic eruption update (ECHO 24 Jul 2019)Wed, 24 Jul 2019 13:05

  • On 23 July at 4:34 UTC, Ubinas volcano restarted to erupt magmatic gas and an ash plume approximately 1,500 km high, moving in east-southeast direction. In the last 24 hours, 600 associated minor earthquakes have been recorded.
  • According to media reports, as of 24 July, the ash fall affected several villages across Ubinas Valley and the Departments of Arequipa and Moquegua.
  • The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) maintained an orange alert in a radius less than 15 km from the crater.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Ubinas report has been published on 17 Jul 2019 10:08.
Instituto Geof?sico del Per? (IGP) reported that seismic activity at Ubinas remained elevated during 1-15 July; volcano-tectonic events averaged 279 per day and long-period events (indicating fluid movement) averaged 116 events per day. Minor bluish emissions rose from the crater. The Alert Level remained at Yellow (on a 4-level scale). Sources: Instituto Geof?sico del Per? (IGP),Instituto Geol?gico Minero y Metal?rgico (INGEMMET)
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Latest media headlines

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Eruzione del vulcano Ubinas in Perù: evacuate centinaia di personeThu, 25 Jul 2019 14:21:00 +0200.

In Perù , a causa dell’ eruzione del vulcano Ubinas , centinaia di persone sono state evacuate da una località alle sue pendici: dal 19 luglio si registrano esplosioni, fumo ed emissione di cenere e lapilli. L’Istituto geofisico del Perù ha
Perù, l’eruzione del vulcano Ubinas fa paura: è la più intensa da 300 ... Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:10:00 +0200.

Evacuate per precauzione le aree circostanti | Ansa - CorriereTv Il vulcano Ubinas, il più attivo del Perù, è tornato a eruttare. Dal cratere sono fuoriusciti fumo e cenere. Per precauzione sono state evacuate le aree circostanti. Il presid
UMSA: Cenizas del volcán llegaron a El Alto y La PazWed, 24 Jul 2019 15:26:00 +0200.

Las partículas de la erupción del volcán Ubinas, ubicado en el lado peruano, llegaron hasta las ciudades de La Paz y El Alto, e incluso pasaron a la Amazonía, donde se dispersaron en la atmósfera, aseguró este martes la UMSA con base en imá
Erupción del volcán Ubinas: este fue el material expulsadoWed, 24 Jul 2019 15:13:00 +0200.

El impacto de partículas densas de este tamaño representa un grave riesgo para la población, advirtió el Ingemmet . "No se descartan explosiones similares en los próximos días. Por ello, recomendamos la evacuación, todavía no se ha traslada

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (2), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),