Agence France-PresseApril 11, 2014 15:50
Residents have fled villages near Peru's Ubinas volcano, which this week began spitting out white hot chunks of rock, some as big as 30 centimeters (one foot) in diameter.
Domingo Ramos, a scientist from Peru's mining institute, said the volcano reawakened several days ago.
The renewed activity led the government to announce a state of emergency in the Andean region of Moquegua, some 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) south of Lima.
The region is home to some 40 volcanoes, most of which, unlike Ubinas, are dormant.