Peru’s Ubinas volcano continues to erupt, more than seven times since the beginning of September, prompting a 60-day state of emergency for the affected areas. Explosions have sent plumes of smoke as high as 6 feet above the volcano’s crater.
Ash, soot, and volcanic gas has affected crops, livestock and water supply. Nine districts near the volcanic eruption are covered by the state of emergency. One of the most affected areas is the village of Querapi. The Peruvian government has decided to permanently evacuate the town populated by 25 families.