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Nevado del Huila volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 17:38 GMT - Refresh
Sratovolcano 5365 m (17,601 ft)
Colombia, 2.93°N / -76.03°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 11 Dec 2021 (degassing)
Ash emissions from Nevado del Huila on 8 Nov 2011 (photo: INGEOMINAS)
Ash emissions from Nevado del Huila on 8 Nov 2011 (photo: INGEOMINAS)

Nevado 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.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive, dome building
Nevado del Huila volcano eruptions: First recorded eruption around 1555+-5y, 2007-2009
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 5:10 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 28, 2022 22:10 GMT)

64 km
138 km (86 mi)
Departamento del Caqueta, 59 km southeast of Neiva, Colombia
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 27, 2022 6:06 am (GMT -5) (Jun 27, 2022 11:06 GMT)

0.7 km
2.8 km (1.7 mi)
30 km north of Belalcazar, Paez, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 24, 2022 11:56 am (GMT -5) (Jun 24, 2022 16:56 GMT)

8 km
31 km (19 mi)
6.9 km west of Colonia, Planadas, Departamento de Tolima, Colombia
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 2:26 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 22, 2022 19:26 GMT)

24 km
134 km (83 mi)
51 km east of Neiva, Departamento del Huila, Colombia
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 21, 2022 12:50 am (GMT -5) (Jun 21, 2022 05:50 GMT)

31 km
130 km (81 mi)
47 km east of Neiva, Departamento del Huila, Colombia

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