Samstag, Apr 13, 2013
A (probably shallow) seismic swarm is in progress at the volcano. As INGEOMINAS mentioned in its latest report yesterday, a weak continuous tremor signal continues to be recorded, associated with elevated steaming and light ash venting, creating a plume rising about 1600 m above the volcano. [mehr]
Mittwoch, Apr 10, 2013
The Manizales volcano observatory published a special bulletin because of increased activity from Ruiz. Starting at 02:18 (local time) this morning, continuous volcanic tremor has been recorded. This is similar to signals recorded between 8 and 21 March 2013, although this new episode of tremor is of lower energy level than in March. ... [mehr]
Nevado del Ruiz Vulkan Ausbrüche
Schichtvulkan 5321 m / 17,457 ft
Kolumbien, 4.9°N / -75.32°W
Eruption-Liste: 1994, 1985-91, 1984-85, 1916, 1845, 1833?, 1831, 1829, 1828, 1826(?), 1805, 1623, 1595, 1570, 1541(?)
The event caused a heated debate because government officials chose to ignore volcanologists' warnings of the imminent danger of the advancing lahar. The eruption itself had been preceded by increased fumarolic, phreatic and seismic activity for a year.
The tragedy was South America's worst and globally the 4th worst volcanic known disaster.
The event was even more tragic, because it the same events had already occurred at least 2 times during earlier eruptions.