Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ubinas volcano in Peru erupts for 5th time in two days

Ubinas volcano in Peru has erupted five times in less than 48 hours.

Ubinas Volcano in Moquegua registered two small eruptions on the evening of September 1. Then three more eruptions occurred after that in Ubinas volcano.

According to Peru This Week, Ubinas volcano in Peru send a column of volcanic gases and ash to a height of two kilometers.

The Ubinas volcano explosions were purely phreatic, Volcano Discovery reported quoting the scientists from Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP).

Officials confirmed the ash column does not pose a danger to people or livestock nearby.

The Volcanological Observatory of the Institute (OVI) of Geology, Mining, and Metallurgy is investigating the area, Andina news agency reported.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 4, 2013