|Type of Event:||Volcano|
|Location of Event:||Peru|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2019-07-20|
|Time of Charter Activation:||18:57|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+02:00|
Peru declared a state of emergency for the areas surrounding the Ubinas volcano as explosions sent up a column of ash 3 miles high. The ash cloud has since drifted over 16 miles spreading ash and toxic gas.
Peru's National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) reported that around 30,000 people had been affected with ash falling on villages, schools and health centres. Evacuations have taken place to move 1000 people to shelters.
People living further away from the volcano have been given masks and goggles for protection.
The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) issued an ongoing warning as further emissions from the volcano are possible.
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