This is the first time, two volcanoes erupt simultaneously in Peru.
Sabancaya and Ubinas volcanoes are separated by a distance of 100 kilometers, have different magma chambers, but they are erupting simultaneously right now! What a rare coincidence! Both volcanoes are sending large volcanic cloud of ash and gas and show an enhanced seismic activity. Impressive explosions occur about every 4 hours, but every 15 minutes a small explosion occurs. Sabancaya Ubinas and are separated by a distance of 100 kilometers. According to volcanologists, they have different magma chambers and currently simultaneous eruptions. A rare coincidence! Sabancaya began erupting 4 days ago for the first time in 18 years. Ubinas is active since 2013 and has constant explosive phases. As explained by Orlando Macedo, the director of the Geophysical Institute of Arequipa: “We are witnessing the simultaneous activity of two volcanoes right now! A first time for Peru. According to our data, this will continue.”