Strong eruptions of Ubinas Volcano, Peru and Kliuchevskoi, Russia

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The Ubinas volcano, Peru erupted after 9 months of calm on October 3, 2016 followed by fiery explosions at Mt. Kliuchevskoi, Russia, at night.

The Russian volcano sent plumes of ash and gas to over 5 km asl, while ash coverage has been reported in towns around the volcanic peak in Peru.

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Meanwhile, after almost 9 full months of calm, Peru’s Ubinas volcano has started erupting again on October 3, 2016. Aviation color code for the volcano is set on Orange.

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Reports state that the most powerful explosion occurred at 03:50 UTC on October 3 (22:50 PET on October 2), just three hours after the first exhalation at 00:21 UTC (19:21 PET).

The eruptions has already caused ash coverage in the town of Ubinas, southeast of the crater, and northeastern villages of Santa Rosa de Phara and Yanapuqui.

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Authorities warned of possible reoccurances and to take proper measures.

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The previous eruption at Ubinas occurred on January 16, 2016. It was followed by a gradual decrease of activity during the first half of the year.

And the volcanic unrest continues around the world.

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