How to know when your volcano is at peak alert status
Posted February 03, 2018 06:19:00A volcano in Peru is at “peak alert status” for the third time in a week and it could bring some serious consequences, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
The Volcanoes and Geothermal Activity (VGE) alert system was activated on Tuesday to indicate that the Volcanic National Park, located on the central coast of Peru, is at maximum alert status for three consecutive days, according to the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
This means that while the park has not been actively active for over a week, there is some uncertainty that the park is close to a tipping point.
The National Park Service said it’s still evaluating the significance of the spike in activity.
The National Park is expecting to have a closer look at the volcano’s eruption and potential impacts.
The volcano in question is the Pachuca volcano, which is located about 120 kilometers northeast of Lima and is part of Peru’s “Ring of Fire,” a region that includes the southern Amazon rainforest and the Volcán mountain range, the U:Associated Press news agency reported.