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Cerro Bravo volcano

Updated: Jun 2, 2023 04:22 GMT -
stratovolcano 4000+ m / 13,123 ft
Colombia, 5.09°N / -75.3°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 23 May 2023 (geochemical analyses found gases non-volcanic in origin, alert status remains at Green)

Cerro Bravo volcano is located 145 km NW of Bogota, Colombia, north of Nevado del Ruiz volcano.
It consists of dominantly dacitic lava-domes. In the past 4000 years, the volcano has had at least 7 violent (plinian) explosive eruptions, producing pumice layers and pyroclastic flows.

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Typical eruption style: explosive, lava domes
Cerro Bravo volcano eruptions: 1720 ± 150, 1330 ± 75, 1050 ± 75, 750 AD ± 150, 730 BC ± 75, 1050 BC ± 200, 1310 BC ± 150 , 4280 BC ± 150 (radiocarbon dated)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, May 26, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 26, 2023 5:55 pm (GMT -5) (May 26, 2023 22:55 GMT)

5 km
8.8 km (5.5 mi)
Departamento de Tolima, 16 km east of Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Thursday, May 25, 2023 GMT (3 quakes)
May 25, 2023 9:29 am (GMT -5) (May 25, 2023 14:29 GMT)

8.3 km
34 km (21 mi)
21 km east of Pereira, Departamento de Risaralda, Colombia
May 25, 2023 9:15 am (GMT -5) (May 25, 2023 14:15 GMT)

5 km
34 km (21 mi)
10.8 km east of Santa Rosa Cabal, Colombia
May 25, 2023 9:10 am (GMT -5) (May 25, 2023 14:10 GMT)

6.5 km
34 km (21 mi)
22 km east of Pereira, Departamento de Risaralda, Colombia

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Tue, 23 May 2023, 11:40

Cerro Bravo volcano (Colombia): geochemical analyses found gases non-volcanic in origin, alert status remains at Green

Geochemical investigations at the site of the affected area (image: SGC)
After reviewing results of geochemical analyses from the affected La Virgen area, the Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) institute ruled out leaking gases to be volcanic/geologic in origin. ... Read all
Thu, 18 May 2023, 05:22

Cerro Bravo volcano (Colombia): gas and steam leaking detected at La Virgen sector, investigations ordered

A screenshot from a video displaying gas leaking in the affected sector (image: Centinela35/twitter)
Gas and steam emissions have been detected in the area of La Virgen sector, in a 20-meter-long segment on the Bogotá-Manizales highway, from Fresno to Manizales between the departments of Tolima and Caldas, on 16 May. ... Read all
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