Powerful explosive activity ramped-up-again at Peru’s Ubinas volcano at 07:35 UTC on July 19, 2019. Following the violent uptick, the Geophysical Institute of Peru recommended raising the alert-level of the mountain from Yellow to Orange.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned of a volcanic ash plume rising to an estimated 40,000 ft (12.2 km), and moving to the E at 45 kts.
Ash-fall was reported in villages and towns across Ubinas Valley and the Arequipa region; in Ubinas, Escacha, Anascapa, Matalaque, San Miguel, Huarina and Tonohaya.
Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10 km) –and into the stratosphere– have a direct cooling effect on the planet.
Explosive activity is continuing at Ubinas today, July 20.
Puffs to 24,000 feet (7.3 km) have been observed by the VAAC Buenos Aires.
UPDATE, July 21:
Peru has declared a state of emergency for 12 districts following the violent eruptions observed at UBINAS VOLCANO on July 19/20/21.
Ashfall has already affected 10,000 people, while schools have been closed and protective masks delivered.
The activity will go down as the biggest in decades (at least).
Stratovolcano: 5672 m / 18,609 ft
Peru: -16.36°S / -70.9°W
Current status: ERUPTION WARNING
Ubinas is Peru’s most active volcano.
A 1.4km-wide caldera cuts the top of the mountain. The 150m-deep summit caldera contains an ash cone with a 500m-wide and 200m-deep crater. Debris-avalanche deposits from the collapse of the SE flank approximately 3,700 years ago extend 10 km from the volcano.
Ubinas has a recent eruptive history littered with VEI 2s and 3s.
One confirmed VEI 5 is on the list, which dates back some 1000-or-so years.
(Recent) Eruption list: Jun 2019-present, 2014-16, 2009-2010, 2006-08, 1969, 1956, 1951, 1937, 1907, 1906, 1869, 1867, 1865, 1862, 1830, 1826(?), 1784, 1677, 1662, 1600, 1550 ± 50y
For more see VolcanoDiscovery.com
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift