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Galeras volcano (Colombia): ash emissions

Fri, 17 May 2013, 11:10 11:10 AM | BY: T
Ash emissions from Galeras on 16 May (INGEOMINAS)
Ash emissions from Galeras on 16 May (INGEOMINAS)
A small series of ash emissions occurred in the morning of 16 May, following a weak increase in seismic activity during the past week.

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Thu, 16 May 2013, 08:53

Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update

Internal / external activity has been low with weak earthquake activity (although at somewhat increasing tendency) and steaming observed. Pasto reports low values of SO2 emissions. ... Read all
Wed, 15 May 2013, 06:00

Galeras volcano (Colombia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 May-21 May 2013 (Continuing Activity)

INGEOMINAS reported that during 15-21 May seismicity at Galeras was at a low level; during 19-20 May earthquakes with magnitudes 2.6 or less were concentrated in an area 3 km SW at depths near 4 km. Gas plumes rose 500 m above the crater and contained small amounts of ash during 15-16 and 20-21 May. Sulfur dioxide emissions were low. ... Read all
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Galeras volcano
complex stratovolcano 4276 m / 14,029 ft
Colombia, 1.22°N / -77.37°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Galeras 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
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