Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

Evacuations ordered as Peru volcano spews ash 4 km high

PanARMENIAN.Net - Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.

The Andina state news agency quotes Agriculture Minister Juan Benites as saying it will take three days beginning Thursday, April 17, to move the residents of two southern districts and their 30,000 sheep, cows, horses, burros and other animals.

Peru's health ministry says about 40 people have complained of eye inflammation and stomach problems from ash that has been falling from Ubinas since March 29.

The 18,609-foot (5,672-meter) Ubinas is Peru's most active volcano. It most recent strong eruption period occurred from 2006-2009.

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