Hundreds of Quakes Shake Villages Around Smoking Peruvian Volcano

Hundreds of small earthquakes have shaken the earth around the Sabancaya volcano in southern Peru over just a few days, and the rumbling, along with plumes of smoke spewing up to 320 feet, or 100 meter high, have put officials on alert to evacuate the area. Peru's geological agency Ingemmet recorded some 536 quakes, about 20 an hour, on February 22 and 23 and periodic movement is ongoing.