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Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base. …

Volcanic Eruptions Reported in Multiple Areas

Recent volcanic activity has been reported in multiple areas including: El Salvador, the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and an islet off Japan’s Pacific coast. Residents near two of the volcanoes were forced to evacuate. A plume of gas erupted 3 …

Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted Saturday, showering pyroclastic detritus on towns around the mountain’s slopes and the nearby comune of Taormina. The eruption didn’t call for any evacuations, though an area highway was shut down for 30 minutes, …