Nevado del Huila volcano
22 Jan 2014Typical eruption style
: Explosive, dome buildingNevado del Huila volcano eruptions
: First recorded eruption around 1555+-5y, 2007-2009
No recent earthquakes
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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.