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M4.5 earthquake near Galeras volcano kills 2 people

Thu, 14 Jun 2018, 14:12
14:12 PM | IS
Small ash emission observed from the Pasto Volcano Observatory on 17 December 2012 (INGEOMINAS)
Small ash emission observed from the Pasto Volcano Observatory on 17 December 2012 (INGEOMINAS)
Two moderate earthquakes occurred near Galeras, Colombia's most active volcano, at a depth of ca 30 km. According to the Colombian Geological Service, the first quake occurred at 4:35 a.m. local time (about 0935 GMT) and registered 4.5 on the Richter scale. A minute later, a second quake measuring magnitude-4.3 hit, several mild aftershocks have followed. Two people died when their house was crushed by falling rocks and officials suspended classes in local schools as a precaution. The earthquakes have placed local authorities in the nearby city of Pasto, capital of Narino Province, on high alert as they fear that the currently dormant volcano might enter a new eruptive phase.

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Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:58

Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update

Activity at the volcano is currently low. Read all
Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 11:05

Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update

Ash emission from Galeras volcano on 29 Jan 2014 (INGEOMINAS)
Weak ash emissions were observed on 29 Jan. ... 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
explosive
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