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Peru declares state of emergency after seven volcano eruptions

Peru declared a state of emergency Thursday in nine districts threatened by the Ubinas volcano, which has erupted seven times since September 1, spewing harmful gas and ash. Authorities are distributing masks and have given themselves a 60-day period to relocate villagers from areas where ash is damaging crops and…

Powerful eruptions occurring at Ecuador volcano

QUITO — There was no sign Sunday that eruptions at Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano would cease any time soon, geologists monitoring the activity said. Experts with the Geophysical Institute (IG) said that since dawn “powerful roars and explosions sounding like cannon blasts” coming from the volcano could be heard in the…

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