Volcano in Arequipa Starts Activity

Volcano in Arequipa Starts Activity

The volcano Sabancaya, located in the province of Caylloma (Arequipa), emitted fumaroles of ash that reached 2000 meters above the crater, The emitted ash took as south-southeast direction of the volcano.

This natural phenomenon causes earthquake in the population is expected that by the wind the ash is dispersed within a radius of 30 kilometers. It should be mentioned that the affected districts are Lluta and Huanca in the region of Arequipa.

Specialists recommend local residents to protect themselves by using face masks and lenses to prevent contact of ash with eyes and respiratory tract, and to protect water sources. In addition, it was suggested that the competent authorities and institutions conduct a permanent assessment of the impact of ash on the water, soil, air and human health.

It extends the recommendation for tourists or explorers to refrain from approaching much to the area so as not to suffer respiratory or visual problems due to the ash and smoke that is carried by the wind

The Sabancaya is an active volcano that erupted at the end of 2016. It is located 70 km from the city of Arequipa and 20 from the district of Maca in Caylloma.