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complex stratovolcano 4276 m / 14,029 ft
Colombia, 1.22°N / -77.37°WCurrent status
(2 out of 5)Galeras webcams / live data
| ReportsGaleras volcano booksGaleras volcano eruptions:
1535, 1580, 1616, 1641-43, 1670-1736, 1754-56, 1796-1801, 1823, 1828-34, 1834, 1836(?), 1865-70, 1889, 1891, 1923, 1924-27, 1930, 1932, 1933(?), 1936, 1947, 1950, 1973(?), 1974-83, Feb-May 1989, Jan 1990 - July 1992, Jan-June 1993, Mar-May 2000, June 2002, July 2004 - Feb 2005, Nov 2005 - July2006, Oct 2007 - Jan 2008, Oct 2008 - 2010
Typical eruption style:
explosiveLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
News from Galeras volcano:
Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update: occasional small ash eruptions
Monday Oct 29, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T
Ash explosion on 28 Oct (INGEOMINAS)
Occasional small ash eruptions continue to occur at the volcano, such as today.
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
Occasional ash emissions with plumes up to 1200 m high have been observed and photographed at Galeras volcano on 19 and 21 October. Seismic activity remains low with only few occasional events visible on the seismograms.
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
Low-energy seismic activity continues at fluctuating levels and there are sometimes small gas and ash emissions. [more]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
Seismicity remains at low energy levels overall with a slight increase against the previous week. Sometimes this seismicity is associated with gas and ash emissions. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
On September 28, swarms of earthquakes occurred of low energy at shallow depths (less than 8 km) at distances up to 13 km and magnitudes of up to 1.4. ...
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
Seismicity associated with fluid motion in volcanic conduits continued at low levels. Sometimes this seismicity is associated with gas and ash emissions. At dawn on September 25, a swarm of earthquakes occurred related to fracturing of crustal material, with low energy events, located about 2 km west of the active crater, with depths close to 3 km above the top and magnitudes below 1 in the Richter scale. ... [more]
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