News from Nevado del Huila volcano:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The large volcano has remained calm with little variations in activity (degassing, 100-150 small earthquakes / week).
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).
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
Activity has remained stable. The volcano is emitting a white plume of steam and gas. ...more
Friday, Jan 11, 2013
Steaming and weak seismic unrest continue with little changes. During the past week, a total of 56 seismic events were recorded, including 22 volcanic quakes of rock fracturing and 34 reflecting fluid movements.
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
A total of 87 seismic events were registered during the past 7 days. 27 of these were related to rock fracturing and 60 with the fluid dynamics within volcanic conduits. Of these, 52 were classified as long-period events, 7 events such as hybrid and a pulse energy of low-level tremor.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
A total of 110 seismic events were recorded. 33 were related to rock fracturing and 77 with fluid dynamics in volcanic conduits. Of these, 65 were long-period events, seven (7) hybrid and five (5) tremor pulses of low energy level.
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Steaming accompanied by weak seismic unrest continued over the past days. During the last week, a total of 97 seismic events were recorded of which 43 were related to rock fracturing and 54 with the fluid dynamics within volcanic conduits including hybrid and long period events and one tremor pulse of low energy.
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
There were a total of 97 seismic events, of which 21 were related to rock fracturing and 76 with fluid dynamics within volcanic conduits. Of these, 63 were long period events, 12 hybrid and one (1) low energy level tremor pulse. ...more
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
Weak volcanic quakes and some tremor pulses occurred during the past 7 days at the volcano. Visible activity is strong degassing with a steam plume rising up to 1 km.
Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012
Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
The volcano shows seismic activity and degassing at low levels with no significant changes to previous weeks. INGEOMINAS keeps the alert level at yellow.
Wednesday, Aug 01, 2012
Sunday, May 16, 2010
In their latest bulletin on 11 May 2010, INGEOMINAS warns of a possible new eruption in the near future at Nevado del Huila volcano, after recording an alarming number of seismic events under the volcano and an important SO2 emission, which likely shows magma movements inside the volcano.
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
The lava dome of Nevado del Huila continues to grow rapidly as INGEOMINAS reports. The volume of the new lava dome is estimated as nearly 25 million cubic meters. Small collapses occurred on the W part of the dome and gas ...more [read all]
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
Occasional gas emissions and ash were observed on 11 November on Nevado del Huila and also stron sulfur odors and ashfall was reported on 12-18 November. Ash fall is going on and also there is still the danger of volcanic eruptions. The alert level remains at ORANGE.
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008
Seismicity beneath Nevado del Huila volcano reached a new peak yesterday, when Ingeominas recorded 1150 events beneath the volcano. New fumaroles were reported as well. A detailed report is available in Ingeominas' latest status report about Nevado del Huila dated 11 Nov 2008. ...more [read all]
Monday, Nov 10, 2008
Ingeominas and Colombian authorities are worried about a possible/likely impending eruption of Nevado del Huila. ...more [read all]
Friday, Oct 31, 2008
There was a tremor reported that was connected with the emission of ash plumes on 26 October.
Thursday, Feb 21, 2008
INGEOMINAS reported that sulfur dioxide plumes from Nevado del Huila ...more
Thursday, Jun 07, 2007
Based on seismic interpretation, INGEOMINAS reported ash emissions from Nevadodel Huila during 27 May.
Thursday, Apr 26, 2007
Based on satellite imagery, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash eruption from Nevado del Huila on 18 April produced a plume that drifted SW and dissipated. On 22 April, INGEOMINAS reported that during aerial observations, fumarolic activity was observed from a fissure first noted on 19 February. The fissure was approximately 2.3 km long and 0.2 km wide. A resultant plume rose to an altitude of 10.4 km (34,100 ft) a.s.l. Another fissure, extending about 2 km from the SW to the NE sector of Pico Central, also produced fumarolic emissions. Mudflows in the Páez and Símbola rivers originating on Pico Central primarily swept through the Oso ravine on the E flank and Bellavista ravine on the W flank.According to news articles, the eruption during 17-18 April caused damage to houses and destroyed 19 bridges along the Páez and Símbola rivers. Several kilometers of a highway, used to transport goods and medicines to the population, were also destroyed. INGEOMINAS noted that there were no reported deaths or injuries as a result of the eruption.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2007
On 18 of April, Nevado del Huila had a moderately strong ash eruption causing ash fall and lahars on its flancs due to melted snow and ice water. About 8000 people have been evacuated. After the explosion, seismic activity at the volcano has decreased again.
Sunday, Feb 25, 2007
NGEOMINAS reported increased seismic activity and two explosions from Nevado del Huila on 19 February. An ash plume rose to an altitude of approximately 6 km (19,700 ft) a.s.l. During aerial observations on 20 February, ash deposits were seen on the W sector of a summit glacier and dispersed to the NW. Fumarolic plumes originating from several points along a fissure rose to 7 km (23,000 ft) a.s.l. Small mudflows from a glacier traveled down a gorge. Based on news reports, small avalanches prompted officials to order evacuations from towns bordering rivers.
Thursday, Feb 22, 2007
During aerial observations on 20 February, ash deposits were seen on the W sector of a summit glacier and dispersed to the NW. Fumarolic plumes originating from several points along a fissure rose to 7 km (23,000 ft) a.s.l. Small mudflows from a glacier traveled down a gorge. Based on news reports, small avalanches prompted officials to order evacuations from towns bordering rivers....more
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
INGEOMINAS and local newspapers report the awakening of Nevado del Huila volcano, a massive stratovolcano with an ice cap that has been dormant for 400 years....more