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29: Ubinas Volcano emits ash, smoke: shaken by violent spasm of tremors

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The Extinction Protocol

February 5, 2014PERUThe Ubinas Volcano near the southern city of Arequipa in Peru has become active again after several months of minimal activity. According to El Comercio, the volcano is emitting columns made of ash, smoke, and steam, as well as registering seismic movements. Since Jan. 31, the volcano has reportedly experienced as many as 100 seismic events every day, including a Feb. 1 movement which lasted for seven hours. El Comercio reports that the various ash columns released by the volcano have reached heights from 700 to 2,000 meters. The volcano’s recent activity has been attributed to water seeping into the crater. When the water comes into contact with magma, the it turns into steam, which then creates pressure inside the crater. This pressure is what causes the volcano to expel ash. No damages have been reported as a result of the volcano’s most recent…

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Written by bobby90247

February 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

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