April 2, 2014
A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades has
spewed more ash skyward, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid
The volcano in southwestern Peru blasted back to life causing about
60 villagers from Querapi, near its base, to be relocated Saturday,
Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said.
"We are readying a shelter for refugees from the blasts," he said on Tuesday.
"The volcano has been emitting a lot of ash all day, the people in
the town (of Ubinas) are having some problems breathing, the mayor
added. They have been given masks," he said.
Peru's geological and mining agency (Ingemmet) said lava had been
building up in recent weeks, and warned locals they should prepare for
the possibility of more evacuations.