Latest news from Nevado del Huila:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The large volcano has remained calm with little variations in activity (degassing, 100-150 small earthquakes / week). [more]
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Activity during the past week has not changed, characterized by degassing accompanied by normal levels of seismic activity (124 events of low energy). [more]
Nevado del Huila volcanoNevado del Huila, a massive stratovolcano, is the highest of Colombia's active volcanoes. It is built inside an older caldera and has an elongated N-S shape composed by a series of andesitic-dacitic lava domes and its summit areas are capped by ice. Until its recent awakening in early 2007, only a single 16th-century explosive eruption is recorded in historical time from this little known volcano. Two persistent steam columns rise from the central peak, and hot springs have been present.