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Galeras volcano (Colombia), activity news: new eruption

dimanche févr. 15, 2009 17:43 |

A new eruption started at Galeras volcano in south-western Colombia on 14 Feb. 2009. INGEOMINAS reported an ash explosion at 19h10 local time accompanied by a strong pressure wave, strong ash fall and release of large quantities of sulphur dioxide gas. The city of Pasto and nearby areas suffered from ash fall, but no fatailities or accidents have been reported caused by the eruption.
About 40 minutes after the initial explosion, seismicity calmend down, but INGEOMINAS warns of possibly following eruptive episodes.
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vendredi, oct. 31, 2008
The VolcanoDiscovery presentation of the 4 Greek volcanoes at the German volcanological museum Lava-Dome in Mendig/Germany on Oktober 29th was successful. Tobias Schorr introduced the public to the unknown Greek volcanoes and their geological and cultural history. Milos as the beginning of the first industrial mining in Greek history was the start. He explained how the mining of obsidian was important for prehistoric people and how the tools were used and exported from Milos to other Greek islands. The Minoan eruption of Santorini´s volcano and its impact in prehistoric culture was one of the most interesting facts in his presentation. The public also loved his photos from Methana volcanic peninsula and his presentation of some rock samples after the show. The next presentation will take place in the VHS-Remagen/Germany on 25 November. [details]
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mardi, oct. 21, 2008
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Etna - keeping us busy with eruptions at the moment - is worth an own tour in iteself. We have now developed a new exciting program to get to know this wonderful mountain in a series of moderate to challenging hikes, including a full traverse of the mountain. A first group departure is set for 2-8 November. ... [details]

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